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Harry Belafonte

(1927-), Singer and actor

Sitter in 36 portraits
Grammy-award winner who popularised Caribbean Calypso music which introduced Jamaican folk music to the United States. Belafont's album 'Calypso' (1956) was the first LP by a solo artist to sell millions of copies. Besides Calypso, Belafonte is well known for other musical genres including blues, folk and gospel, and has released thirty studio albums and eight live albums, making him one of the most successful African-American singers in history. He has starred in several films including the hit musical 'Carmen Jones' (1954). A supporter of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, he was a friend and confidante of Martin Luther King, Jnr., and is a goodwill ambassador for Unicef.

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Harry Belafonte, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x4386

Harry Belafonte

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 25 February 1954
NPG x4386

Harry Belafonte, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x30477

Harry Belafonte

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on tissue and card mount, 25 February 1954
NPG x30477

Harry Belafonte, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x35417

Harry Belafonte

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 25 February 1954
NPG x35417

Harry Belafonte, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x35418

Harry Belafonte

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 25 February 1954
NPG x35418

Harry Belafonte, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x35419

Harry Belafonte

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 25 February 1954
NPG x35419

Harry Belafonte, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x35420

Harry Belafonte

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 25 February 1954
NPG x35420

Harry Belafonte, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x35421

Harry Belafonte

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 25 February 1954
NPG x35421

Harry Belafonte, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x35422

Harry Belafonte

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 25 February 1954
NPG x35422

Harry Belafonte, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x35423

Harry Belafonte

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 25 February 1954
NPG x35423

Harry Belafonte, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x35424

Harry Belafonte

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 25 February 1954
NPG x35424

Harry Belafonte, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x35425

Harry Belafonte

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 25 February 1954
NPG x35425

Harry Belafonte, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x35426

Harry Belafonte

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 25 February 1954
NPG x35426

Harry Belafonte, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x35427

Harry Belafonte

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 25 February 1954
NPG x35427

Harry Belafonte, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x35428

Harry Belafonte

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 25 February 1954
NPG x35428

Harry Belafonte, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x35429

Harry Belafonte

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 25 February 1954
NPG x35429

Harry Belafonte, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x35430

Harry Belafonte

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 25 February 1954
NPG x35430

Harry Belafonte, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x35431

Harry Belafonte

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 25 February 1954
NPG x35431

Harry Belafonte, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x35432

Harry Belafonte

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 25 February 1954
NPG x35432

Harry Belafonte, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x35433

Harry Belafonte

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 25 February 1954
NPG x35433

Harry Belafonte, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x4382

Harry Belafonte

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 25 February 1954
NPG x4382

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