Desirable autograph for Harry Belafonte fans: Hand signed sheet, signed by Harry Belafinten on November 2nd in 1979 at Vienna Airport.
The autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Size: 5 x 3,1 inches, 2 holes from filing at the lower part, otherwise fine condition.
The portrait postcard is from the 1960s, unsigned. It was published to promote his song “Island in the Sun”.
Harry Belafonte Jamaican origin, studied at the New School for Social Research and the American Negro Theater and made his film debut in Bright Road (1953). In 1954, Belafonte won a Tony Award and two years later, he spearheaded the Calypso music craze with his RCA single "Jamaica Farewell"; the following year, he made the phrase "Day-O!" a household word with "The Banana Boat Song."
In 1957's Island in the Sun, Belafonte's character entertains notions of an affair with white Joan Fontaine. In 1959's Odds Against Tomorrow, he played a bank robber, uncomfortably teamed with a racist partner. And in The World, The Flesh and The Devil, also made in 1959, he portrayed one of the last three survivors of a world-wide nuclear disaster.
Following his SRO Carnegie Hall show in 1959, Belafonte won an Emmy for his 1960 TV special, Tonight With Harry Belafonte. He by and by became issatisfied with his film work.
In 1984, Belafonte produced and scored the musical film Beat Street, and in 1985 he was awarded an Emmy for initiating the all-star We Are the World video. After a typically long absence from the screen, Belafonte returned in the 1996 reverse-racism drama White Man's Burden. That year, Belafonte also received good reviews for his performance in Robert Altman's Kansas City.
Harry Belafonte is the father of actress/singer Shari Belafonte-Harper.
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