Record ID:
35427164 (Libraries Australia Authorities)
Authority type:
  • Name.
Description conventions:
  • rda
LC number:
  • n 84028909
  • 1927-03-01
  • New York (N.Y.)
Associated with:
  • United States
Fields of activity:
  • Music Theater Motion picture film
  • Entertainers Singers Actors Civil rights workers
Used for:
  • Belafonte, Harold George, 1927-
  • Bell, Raymond, 1927-
  • Individual was a Spingarn Medal awardee and a Tony awardee.
  • His Loving you is where I belong [SR] p1981 label (Harry Belafonte)
  • LC data base, 6/8/84 (hdg.: Belafonte, Harry, 1927-)
  • LC manual cat. (hdg.: Belafonte, Harry, 1927- ; full name: Harold George Belafonte; pseud.: Raymond Bell)
  • New Grove, 2nd ed. (Belafonte, Harry (Harold George); b. Mar. 1, 1927, New York; American popular singer, songwriter, actor and social activist)
  • African American National Biography, accessed April 25, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database (Belafonte, Harry; Harold George Belafonte Jr.; popular singer, civil rights activist, humanitarian; born 01 March 1927 in Harlem, New York, New York, United States; attended school in Harlem; enlisted in the U.S. Navy; enrolled in a workshop at the New School for Social Research; worked as janitor's assistant to help pay the bills; volunteered backstage at the ANT; began to turn his attention toward music; success came quickly, with sell-out crowds at big-name clubs and a recording contract from RCA; after Brown v. Board of Education declared segregation unconstitutional, he cancelled his engagements in the South (1954); Harry Belafonte-Calypso proved an instant classic, and two songs in particular, “The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)” and "Jamaica Farewell," topped the charts; took roles in films and plays, including John Murray Anderson's Broadway revue Almanac, which earned him a Tony Award; lent his name and energy to the cause of Martin Luther King; joined the board of directors of King's Southern Christian Leadership Conference; was a cultural adviser to the Peace Corps (1961); the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa consumed him in the 1980s; was the driving force behind “We Are the World”; his most ambitious musical project the Anthology of Negro Folk Music and The Long Road to Freedom: An Anthology of Black Music were nominated for a Grammy Award for best historical album; was awarded the NAACP's Spingarn Medal for outstanding achievement by an African American)
Local system number:
  • (AuCNL)228119
  • 000000429517
  • abv04391321
Cataloguing source:
Authentication code:
  • kin