Harry Belafonte on His Life and Work

Friday, December 30, 2011

Harry Belafonte (Melissa Eagan)

Harry Belafonte talks about his life—as an actor musician, and passionate activist. In his memoir, My Song, he writes of his close friendship with Martin Luther King, Jr.; his role as a conduit between Dr. King and the Kennedys; and his friendships with Paul Robeson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sidney Poitier, Marlon Brando, Nelson Mandela, Fidel Castro, Tony Bennett, Bill Clinton, and turns an admiring and critical eye on our country’s cultural past.


Harry Belafonte

Comments [1]

Rowland Scherman from

In 1966, Harry Belafonte directed a TV Special called The Strollin' Twenties.

I was there as a freelancer for LIFE, and took some pictures I know Mr Belafonte would
love to see. Here are pictures of HB with his young son, Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, Sidney Poitier, and so many others.

I tried to reach him via several means, to no avail. He/you can reach me me through my website:

My best regards.

Dec. 31 2011 10:46 AM

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