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Harry Belafonte

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The Resume

    (March 1, 1927- )
    Grew up in Jamaica
    Birth name is Harold George Belafonte, Jr.
    Acted in 'The Player,' 'Fidel,' 'Odds Against Tomorrow,' 'Carmen Jones,' 'The World, the Flesh and the Devil,' 'The Angel Levine,' 'Island in the Sun,' 'Swing Vote,' 'Buck and the Preacher,' 'Uptown Saturday Night,' 'Kansas City' and 'White Man's Burden'
    Recorded the albums 'Calypso,' 'Belafonte Sings of the Caribbean,' 'Belafonte at Carnegie Hall,' 'Belafonte Returns to Carnegie Hall,' 'Jump Up Calypso,' 'My Lord, What a Mornin',' 'Belafonte at the Greek Theater,' 'The Midnight Special,' 'Streets I Have Walked,' 'Belafonte Sings of Love' and 'Homeward Bound.'
    Won an Emmy for Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program or Series (1960)

Why he might be annoying:

    He has had many meetings with Fidel Castro.
    He is divorced.
    He married his second wife, Julie, a year after divorcing his first wife, Marguerite.
    He is a trained dancer.
    He took a cheap shot at Colin Powell, saying he was the 'house nigger.' Powell reportedly, laughed-off his insults.
    Despite being a calypso singer his songs were dubbed by LaVern Hutcherson in 'Carmen Jones.'

Why he might not be annoying:

    Alan Sherman wrote a parody song 'Harry and Bella Fonte.'
    He was on his high school track team.
    He served in the Navy after graduating from high school.
    He is a well respected stage actor.
    His 1956 album, 'Calypso,' was the first LP to sell over a million units.
    He has been married to the same woman, Julie, since 1957.
    Three out of four of his children have attained semi-successful careers in show business.
    He allowed himself to be roasted at the Friars Club.

Credit: His Name is Robert

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 6 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 63 Votes: 58.73% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 75 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 50 Votes: 48.00% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 23 Votes: 69.57% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 35 Votes: 62.86% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 17 Votes: 47.06% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 30 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 22 Votes: 59.09% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 54 Votes: 77.78% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 79 Votes: 70.89% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 308 Votes: 68.83% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 89 Votes: 71.91% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 320 Votes: 78.12% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 166 Votes: 59.04% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 236 Votes: 56.78% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 248 Votes: 54.44% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 298 Votes: 48.99% Annoying