Harry Belafonte

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‘I did all that I could’: the tireless activism of Harry Belafonte
The death of the artist and activist leaves behind an important legacy of someone who worked hard to make a difference

Andrew Lawrence

26, Apr, 2023 @4:11 PM

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Calypso, jazz, orchestral ballads … the astonishing range of Harry Belafonte
We pick 10 of the best recordings by the late singer, who became famous for popularising calypso but whose artistry couldn’t be hemmed in by genre

Erin MacLeod

26, Apr, 2023 @12:01 PM

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Harry Belafonte, singer, actor and tireless activist, dies aged 96
Chart-topping calypso singer who supported US civil rights movement and African initiatives dies of congestive heart failure

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

25, Apr, 2023 @10:59 PM

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Belafonte is gone, Poitier went before him. They were the titans who uplifted our world | Candace Allen
For us in the African diaspora, they were pioneers who challenged and changed attitudes towards Black men, says Candace Allen, a writer and film-maker

Candace Allen

25, Apr, 2023 @6:30 PM

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Harry Belafonte obituary
Singer, actor and activist who matched his genial persona with political commitment

Brian Baxter and Robin Denselow

25, Apr, 2023 @5:48 PM

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Steve McQueen on his hero Harry Belafonte: ‘He had everything – but his service was to his people’
The British director recalls how the great US singer, actor and activist became a mentor to him – after giving a speech about Tarzan to celebrate 12 Years a Slave winning an award

As told to Alex Needham

25, Apr, 2023 @5:14 PM

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Bans, bigots and surreal sci-fi love triangles: Harry Belafonte’s staggering screen career
The star with the gorgeous calypso voice was also a naturally passionate actor who appeared in heists, colonial confrontations – and even the last love triangle on Earth

Peter Bradshaw

25, Apr, 2023 @4:54 PM

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Buck and the Preacher review – Poitier and Belafonte are a dream team in breezy western
Sidney Poitier’s terrifically enjoyable directorial debut from 1972, in which he stars opposite Harry Belafonte, is rereleased in all its galloping glory

Peter Bradshaw

01, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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'I ain’t waiting': John Boyega shows movie stars what political engagement looks like
His Hyde Park speech is a teachable moment in the history of race, racism and celebrity. He’s part of a vigorous, distinguished tradition

Peter Bradshaw

04, Jun, 2020 @10:55 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about kings
A regal list this week includes songs from Richard Thompson, Gilbert and Sullivan, Boy George and the Proclaimers

Chaz Cozens

21, Jun, 2018 @11:00 AM

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How Petula Clark and Harry Belafonte fought racism arm in arm
Petula Clark was an uncool 60s pop star on the rise when, 50 years ago today, she held on to Harry Belafonte’s arm on US television, and sparked a race relations furore

Simon Goddard

02, Apr, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Harry Belafonte tells crowd at likely last public appearance: 'We shall overcome'
Singer and civil rights activist, 90, holds Pittsburgh audience spellbound with tales of his life and denunciation of Trump as a national ‘mistake’

Mike Elk in Pittsburgh

21, Oct, 2017 @3:59 PM

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