Later in the decade he starred on the stage in 3 for Tonight and Belafonte at the Palace. In Belafonte made his film debut in Bright Road , playing a school principal. The following year he was the male lead but did not sing in the musical Carmen Jones ; his costar was Dorothy Dandridge.
The film was a huge success, and it led to a starring role in the film Island in the Sun , which also featured Dandridge. He produced the film Odds Against Tomorrow , in which he starred. Belafonte then took a break from acting to focus on other interests. In the s he became the first African American television producer, and over the course of his career he served in that capacity on several productions. During this time Belafonte continued to record, and his notable albums include Swing Dat Hammer , for which he received a Grammy Award for best folk performance.
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I was good as a singer, but I wasn't the best, and I'd known that from the start. I had to rely on my acting. And in the end I could make a case that I was the greatest actor in the world: I'd convinced everyone I could sing. I believe that my time was a remarkable one. I am aware that we now live in a world overrun by cruelty and destruction, and as our earth disintegrates and our spirits numb we lose moral purpose and creative vision. But still I must believe, as I always have, that our best times lie ahead, and in the final analysis, along the way we will be comforted by one another.
That is my song. One of the things that made New York particularly complicated was that there were no laws in the state or on the books that segregated its citizens. There was no law on the book that said, "A black person cannot live here. A black person cannot eat here. A black person cannot go to school here. We didn't go below th Street. We didn't go north of th Street We didn't go farther west than Riverside Drive-well, I guess there's not much farther to go there!
And we didn't go farther east than the East River. That was our ghetto. When my mother gave birth to me, the city so terrified her-the intensity of it, the complicated way people pass through people's lives-she thought the best thing to do was to take her children back to the Caribbean, let them be raised by the village, and then at some point bring them back to America. I stayed in the Caribbean from 1 and a half to The Kennedys heaved a huge sigh of relief that there was not one act of violence.
And to see at the end everybody singing "We Shall Overcome" and all the arms linked - we've said it often, but it's worth saying as often as necessary - there wasn't a dry eye in the house.
And it was all of America. Jamaica Farewell. Jump in the Line. Beetlejuice [Musical]. Ukulele Leadsheet. Turn the World Around.
Turn Around. Scarlet Ribbons For Her Hair. Du Bois. He provided financial backing for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and participated in numerous rallies and protests. During the mids, Belafonte also began supporting new African artists. He helped introduce her to international audiences and called attention to life under apartheid in South Africa.
In the s, Belafonte led an effort to help people in Africa. He came up with the idea of recording a song with other celebrities, which would be sold to raise funds to provide famine relief in Ethiopia. The song was released in , raising millions of dollars and becoming an international hit.
Over the years, Belafonte has supported many other causes as well. Belafonte has sometimes landed in hot water for his candidly expressed opinions. In he made headlines when he referred to President George W. Bush as "the greatest terrorist in the world" for launching the war in Iraq.Harry Belafonte Vinyl Record Album Collection 6 Different Record Albums. Pre-Owned. C $ Top Rated Seller. or Best Offer. From United States +C $ shipping. Customs services and international tracking provided. HARRY BELAFONTE AN EVENING OF FOLK SONGS VINYL LP CELEBRITY RECORDS. Pre-Owned. C $