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Born: March 1, 1927 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Cast (feature film)

1.
Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You (2013)
African-American stand-up comedienne Moms Mabley broke racial and sexual boundaries as a pioneering comic talent. Here, Whoopi Goldberg reveals Mabley's historical significance and her profound influence as a performer ahead of her time.
2.
Under African Skies (2012)
On the 25th anniversary of the release of the politically controversial "Graceland" album, Paul Simon returns to South Africa for a reunion concert.
3.
Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, The (2011)
From 1967 to 1975, Swedish journalists documented the Black Power movement in America. This previously unseen 16mm footage and contemporary audio interviews show the people and culture that brought the movement to life and inspired change.
4.
Sing Your Song (2011)
A portrait of entertainer Harry Belafonte, focusing on his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally.
5.
Bobby (2006)
A re-telling of the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel in 1968, and how the lives of those at the hotel that evening intersected.
6.
Fidel (2001) as Himself
A chronicle examining the political and social impact that controversial Cuban leader Fidel Castro has had upon the world, ever since the 1959 revolution, and spanning across all the years he has been in power. It also discusses his relationships with other Communist figures like Che Guevara and Ho
7.
Swing Vote (1999) as Justice Dunn
A juror must decide if a young mother is guilty of murder.
8.
Kansas City (1996) as Seldom Seen
In 1934, while the rest of the country was mired in the Depression, Kansas City thrived with gambling, prostitution, and jazz-filled nightclubs flourishing under the rule of city bosses and organized crime. On the eve of the municipal elections, a scrappy telegraph operator, Blondie O'Hara, has kidnapped wealthy Carolyn Stilton, a drug-addicted socialite wife married to an advisor to president Roosevelt. Blondie plans to swap Carolyn for her small-time gangster husband Johnnie who has been taken hostage by big-time gangster and club owner Seldom Seen. Robert Altman's riff on race, class, and power cross-cuts between the two kidnappings and the background of corrupt politics and virtuoso jazz music.
9.
White Man's Burden (1995) as Thaddeus Thomas
Louis Pinnock is a factory worker with a history of company loyalty. He's up for the foreman's job and looks forward to making a better life for his wife and children--until his world collides with that of Thaddeus Thomas. Thaddeus was born into wealth and privilege and life has never disappointed h
10.
Ready to Wear (1994) as Himself
A collection of unconnected stories revolving around a fashion show.
11.
Larry King: JFK Remembered (1993)
Live special hosted by Larry King. Celebrities and call-in viewers share their recollections of where they were the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
12.
The Player (1992) as Himself
A rising producer tries to cover up the accidental killing of a screenwriter who was stalking him.
14.
First Look (1984) as Narration
15.
Grambling's White Tiger (1981) as Eddie Robinson
The true story of James Gregory, an outstanding high school quarterback from California who, hoping to get into pro football, becomes the lone white student at Grambling College in Louisiana. Harry Belafonte made his TV dramatic debut as the famed Grambling coach Eddie Robinson, and the part of Greg
16.
Free To Be...You And Me (1974)
Explores the infinite possibilities of childhood. Filled with great songs and comedy bits from a range of stars, gentle lessons are served up about sharing, embracing individuality and celebrating diversity in others.
17.
Uptown Saturday Night (1974) as Geechie Dan Beauford
Comedy duo Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby star as two ordinary joes, who entangle themselves in an underworld mess, while out to find a stolen lottery ticket worth fifty grand.
18.
Buck and the Preacher (1972) as Preacher [Reverend Willis Oakes Rutherford]
A con man helps a group of former slaves survive the perils of the wild West in their search for the promised land.
19.
The Angel Levine (1970) as Alexander Levine
An angel helps an embittered man find life's meaning.
20.
King: A Filmed Record ... Montgomery to Memphis (1970) as
Compilation documentary on Martin Luther King and his movement.
21.
The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1959) as Ralph Burton
One woman and two men are the only people left alive after a nuclear disaster.
22.
Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) as [Johnny] Ingram
Desperate losers plan a bank robbery with unexpected results.
24.
Island in the Sun (1957) as David Boyeur
Set on a fictitious island in the Carribean during colonial British rule. It focuses on the life of a young charismatic and handsome black male with political aspirations. He finds himself confused on returning home when his romantic liaison with a white female tends to conflict with his political views. As rumor has it an interracial screen kiss caused quite a commotion in the U.S. when the film was released. The plot is further strengthened by a look at the lives of a white ex-pat family also living on the island. The family has to deal with problems of infidelity, racism and murder.
25.
Carmen Jones (1955) as Joe
A sultry factory worker seduces a young soldier then dumps him for another man.
26.
Bright Road (1953) as School principal [Mr. Williams]
Teachers at an all-black school fight to save a problem child.

Producer (feature film)

27.
Affair, The (1995) as Executive Producer (Hbo)
The story of a love affair between a black GI and a married English housewife.
28.
Beat Street (1984) as Producer
Bronx teens find an outlet to express themselves in the world of hip-hop and breakdancing.
29.
Buck and the Preacher (1972) as Producer
A con man helps a group of former slaves survive the perils of the wild West in their search for the promised land.

Music (feature film)

30.
Beyond the Sea (2004)
For Bobby Darin, performing was his life. It kept his heart beating. He came alive onstage, even when he was near collapse offstage. From the age of seven, Walden Robert Cassotto--Little Bobby knows the odds are stacked against him. Rheumatic fever has permanently damaged his heart, and he's not exp
31.
Life and Debt (2001) as Song Performer
Using Jamaica as its focus, filmmaker Stephanie Black presents an in-depth examination of the impact of the International Monetary Fund's global economic policies on a developing nation's economy. The program represents the views of Jamaican workers and farmers, as well as government officials and p
32.
Suedsee, Eigene Insel (1999) as Song ("Island In The Sun")
Albert Bursche is a middle-class executive looking forward to a two week family vacation with his wife and daughter in the South Pacific. But when Albert's company is investigated for fraud, his credit cards are stopped and he's unable to collect the family's tickets. Desperate to save face, espec
33.
Muppet Christmas Carol, The (1992) as Song ("Island In The Sun")
The muppets take on the Dicken's classic about the miserly Scrooge learning the true meaning of Christmas after being visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.
34.
Beetlejuice (1988) as Song Performer ("Day-O" "Man Smart, Woman Smarter" "Sweetheart From Venezuela" "Jump In The Line (Shake, Shake Senora)")
The ghosts of a happy couple enlist a "bio-exorcist" to evict the new owners of their former home.
35.
Beat Street (1984) as Music Producer
Bronx teens find an outlet to express themselves in the world of hip-hop and breakdancing.
36.
Beat Street (1984) as Additional Music
Bronx teens find an outlet to express themselves in the world of hip-hop and breakdancing.
37.
Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) as Composer
Desperate losers plan a bank robbery with unexpected results.
38.
Island in the Sun (1957) as Composer
Set on a fictitious island in the Carribean during colonial British rule. It focuses on the life of a young charismatic and handsome black male with political aspirations. He finds himself confused on returning home when his romantic liaison with a white female tends to conflict with his political views. As rumor has it an interracial screen kiss caused quite a commotion in the U.S. when the film was released. The plot is further strengthened by a look at the lives of a white ex-pat family also living on the island. The family has to deal with problems of infidelity, racism and murder.
39.
Bright Road (1953) as Composer
Teachers at an all-black school fight to save a problem child.

Cast (special)

40.
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)
Documentary revolving around New Orleans following the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina.
41.
Quincy Jones: In the Pocket (2001) as Narration
A portrait of Quincy Jones, the composer, arranger and entertainer who has won a Grammy, Oscar and Emmy. As a master inventor of musical hybrids, "Q" has shuffled pop, soul, hip-hop, jazz, classical, African and Brazilian music into fusions, traversing virtually every medium -- records, live perform
42.
Kennedy Center: Mark Twain Prize -- Celebrating Whoopi Goldberg, The (2001)
Whoppi Goldberg receives one of America's top prizes for humor, becoming the first woman to receive the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
43.
Nightclub Years, The (2001) as Interviewee
Documentary about nightclubs beginning with Prohibition in the 1920s, when nightclubs became an American phenomenon. Refined in the 1930s and '40s, the American nightclub became the premiere form of live entertainment in America. Movies, radio and television drew talent from nightclubs and emulated
44.
10th Annual IFP Gotham Awards, The (2000)
Coverage of the 10th annual Gotham Awards, honoring the best New York City independent filmmakers, telecast from the Chelsea Piers.
45.
2000 Essence Awards, The (2000) as Presenter
Coverage of the Essence Awards 2000 from Radio City Music Hall in New York, honoring entertainers, public figures and activists whose work contributes to advancement and awareness of social causes. This year's theme is "Building a Better World: A Cause to Celebrate."
46.
Stand and Be Counted (2000) as Interviewee
Documentary special about how musicians use the power of song to galvanize millions of people around the world to stand up for a cause. Over the past 50 years, many well-known musicians have used their music to attract world attention for their causes. The program captures this activism at benefit c
47.
Scandalize My Name, Stories From the Blacklist (1999)
Documentary that examines the way Red Scare politics was used to impede the emergence of African-Americans as full participants in the political, social and cultural aspects of postwar American life.
48.
Paul Robeson: Here I Stand (1999) as Interviewee
Documentary portrait of singer, actor, author, civil rights activist and sports legend Paul Robeson (1898-1976). Includes exclusive interviews with friends and family, use of personal papers, letters, private films, confidential political documents, medical records and his wife's diaries.
49.
30th NAACP Image Awards (1999)
Coverage of the 30th NAACP Image Awards presentation from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The Image Awards honor the positive portrayals of African-Americans in film, television, literature and recording. This year's theme, "30 Years of Celebrating, 90 Years of Courage," also celebrates the 90th anni
50.
Assassinated: The Last Days of King and Kennedy (1998) as Interviewee
Documentary focuses on the last months in the lives of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy. Kennedy's political journey took him from the right-wing agenda of Joe McCarthy to the liberal policies of John F. Kennedy. After his brother's death, Kennedy became increasingly concerned about civil r
51.
Martin Luther King, Jr: The Man and the Dream (1998)
Documentary on Martin Luther King, Jr., that examines the people and relationships that made the great civil rights leader the complex person he would become.
52.
Robert F Kennedy: A Memoir (1998) as Interviewee
Three-part, three-hour documentary about Robert F Kennedy, from 1952, when he ran his brother Jack's first senate campaign, to his own race for the presidency in 1968, which ended in his assassination on June 6, 1968. Includes family photos, archival footage and interviews with family and friends.
53.
Robert Altman's Jazz '34 (1997) as Narration
Twenty-one period-garbed contemporary musicians play jazz classics on the Hey Hey Club set re-created for Robert Altman's fiction feature "Kansas City" (USA/1996).
54.
Audrey Hepburn: The Fairest Lady (1997) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of actress Audrey Hepburn.
55.
Evening With Harry Belafonte & Friends, An (1997)
Special showcasing the musical talents of Harry Belafonte and bringing together musicians from Brazil, Senegal, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Zaire, Cameroon and the United States.
56.
GI Bill: The Law That Changed America, The (1997)
Chronicles the GI Bill, passed by Congress in the closing months of World War II, that guaranteed education, housing and business loans to 15 million veterans, creating the largest middle class in the world.
57.
Sidney Poitier: The Defiant One (1997) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of actor Sidney Poitier.
58.
Danny Kaye: A Legacy of Laughter (1996) as Interviewee
Excerpts from the television and film career of Danny Kaye, Oscar and Emmy winner, who was also a goodwill ambassador on behalf of UNICEF.
59.
50th Annual Tony Awards, The (1996)
Live presentation of the 50th Annual Tony Awards, honoring excellence in the Broadway theater. The special includes a salute to Tony's Golden Anniversary spotlighting historic moments from previous Tony broadcasts.
60.
1996 Trumpet Awards (1996) as Honoree (Pinnacle Award)
Telecast of the fourth annual Trumpet Awards, saluting African-American contributions to the fields of medicine, education, literature, politics, sports, business, and entertainment.
61.
Images of Life: Photographs That Changed the World (1996)
Special hosted by Candice Bergen which examines the historical implications of influential photographs that have appeared in "Life" magazine. The special also features the comments of notable people such as Walter Cronkite, Maya Angelou, Buzz Aldrin, George Plimpton, Sophia Loren and Harry Belafonte
62.
"We Are the World": A 10th Anniversary Tribute (1995) as Narration
Documentary chronicling the 1985 recording of "We Are the World," to benefit African famine victims. Also includes footage of Harry Belafonte's fact-finding mission to see how the money could best be spent and how it has been spent.
63.
"We Are the World": A 10th Anniversary Tribute (1995) as Host
Documentary chronicling the 1985 recording of "We Are the World," to benefit African famine victims. Also includes footage of Harry Belafonte's fact-finding mission to see how the money could best be spent and how it has been spent.
64.
1995 American Music Awards (1995)
A live presentation of the 22th annual American Music Awards.
65.
Hank Aaron: Chasing The Dream (1995)
Documentary commemorating the 20th anniversary of baseball legend Hank Aaron's record-breaking 715th home run. Explores the obstacles Aaron faced as one of the first African-American players in the major leagues, using re-enactments of his early life, archival footage and interviews with baseball gr
66.
World of Jim Henson, The (1994)
Performance/documentary/tribute which looks at the work of Jim Henson -- from the Muppets to his other fantastic creations for film and television. Includes interviews with friends, colleagues and family.
67.
November 22, 1993: Where Were You? A Larry King Special Live From Washington (1993)
Live special hosted by Larry King. Celebrities and call-in viewers share their recollections of where they were the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
68.
American Reunion: New Beginnings, Renewed Hope, An (1993)
A special featuring entertainment stars performing in the first and largest presidential inaugural event.
69.
People's Palace: Secrets of the New York Public Library, The (1992)
A documentary about the New York Public Library, including the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts and the Schomberg Center in Harlem.
70.
AFI Salute to Sidney Poitier (1992) as Host
A broadcast in which the American Film Institute (AFI) presents its twentieth annual Life Achievement Award to Sidney Poitier.
71.
Tribute to Harry Chapin, A (1991) as Host
A musical tribute to the life and works of singer and humanitarian Harry Chapin.
72.
Routes of Rhythm With Harry Belafonte (1990) as Narration
A three-part series, hosted by Harry Belafonte, exploring the origins of Afro-Cuban music. Interviews and archival footage trace the music from Africa through the Caribbean to the United States.
73.
Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson, The (1990)
A special honoring the late Jim Henson, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at his work and vintage clips of the Muppets from the last 35 years.
74.
Routes of Rhythm With Harry Belafonte (1990) as Host
A three-part series, hosted by Harry Belafonte, exploring the origins of Afro-Cuban music. Interviews and archival footage trace the music from Africa through the Caribbean to the United States.
75.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1989) as Award Recipient
A broadcast of the twelfth annual gala tribute to the distinguished artists who are recipients of the 1989 Kennedy Center Honors. This year's honorees are singer Harry Belafonte, actress Claudette Colbert, musical comedy star Mary Martin, ballet dancer Alexandra Danilova, and composer William Schuma
76.
Unforgettable Nat "King" Cole, The (1989)
A documentary chronicling the life of singer Nat "King" Cole. It contains archival footage as well as interviews with family members and friends.
77.
Harry Belafonte: Global Carnival (1989)
A concert performance taped live at the National Sports Arena in Harare, Zimbabwe, featuring some of Harry Belafonte's best-known hits as well as new songs from South Africa.
78.
We Shall Overcome (1988) as Narration
A documentary exploring the unique history behind the song "We Shall Overcome," showing how it has inspired those involved in struggles for peace and social change.
79.
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebration (1988)
A six-hour rock concert, airing live from Wembley Stadium in London, honoring anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, who has been imprisoned by the South African government for nearly 25 years.
80.
Television Academy Hall of Fame, The (1987)
A two-hour special featuring the fourth annual awards show honoring individuals who have made lasting contributions to the television industry. The inductees for 1987's tribute are Johnny Carson, Bob Hope, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Leonard Goldenson, Jim Henson, Eric Sevareid and Ernie Kovacs. The prog
81.
All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr., An (1986)
A two-hour variety special celebrating the first occurance of an official national holiday honoring the late civil rights leader. The live special originates before audiences at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, the Civic Center in Atlanta, and Radio City Music Hall in New York.
82.
We Are the World: A Year of Giving (1985) as Host
A special that reviews and celebrates the efforts of the music industry throughout the past year to raise money for humanitarian causes, particularly the hungry and homeless of Africa and America, and the farmers of America. Included are concert and behind-the-scenes footage from "Band Aid," "USA f
83.
Harry Belafonte: Don't Stop The Carnival (1985)
Taped in July, 1985, at Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg, A concert of Harry Belafonte's elaborate pop/folk/calypso stylings, featuring his warm and humorous interplay with the audience. Supported by back-up singers and a sixteen-piece band, he performs some of his best-known tunes.
84.
Marlo Thomas and Friends in Free to Be... You and Me (1974)
The program, aimed primarily at children, interrelates music, songs, stories, and poems, all designed to encourage children to be believe in themselves as individuals.
85.
Rowan and Martin Special, The (1973)
An hour of vaudeville-style music and comedy sketches hosted by Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.
86.
Diahann Carroll Show, The (1971)
An hour of music with Diahann Carroll and friends.
87.
Tonight With Belafonte (1959) as Host
An hour of folk songs with Harry Belafonte.
88.
Three For Tonight (1955) as Star
The program showcases the musical talents of Marge and Gower Champion and Harry Belafonte.

Producer (special)

89.
Evening With Harry Belafonte & Friends, An (1997) as Executive Producer
Special showcasing the musical talents of Harry Belafonte and bringing together musicians from Brazil, Senegal, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Zaire, Cameroon and the United States.
90.
Haiti: Killing the Dream (1992) as Presenter
A documentary focusing on the the events in Haiti following the coup of September 30, 1991. The program includes interviews with exiled President Jean Bertrand Aristide, his cabinet, dissident clergy, underground resistance leaders, U.S. State Department officials, and a cross-section of Haitian peo
91.
Harry Belafonte: Don't Stop The Carnival (1985) as Executive Producer
Taped in July, 1985, at Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg, A concert of Harry Belafonte's elaborate pop/folk/calypso stylings, featuring his warm and humorous interplay with the audience. Supported by back-up singers and a sixteen-piece band, he performs some of his best-known tunes.

Music (special)

92.
Evening With Harry Belafonte & Friends, An (1997) as Song Performer ("The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)" "Jamaica Farewell" "Island In The Sun" "Auntie Mary" "Matilda" "Try To Remember" "Mama Look A Boo Boo" "Jump In The Line" "Mary Ann" "Don'T Stop The Carnival" "The Wave" "Turn The World Around" "Skin To Skin")
Special showcasing the musical talents of Harry Belafonte and bringing together musicians from Brazil, Senegal, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Zaire, Cameroon and the United States.
93.
"We Are the World": A 10th Anniversary Tribute (1995) as Song Performer ("We Are The World")
Documentary chronicling the 1985 recording of "We Are the World," to benefit African famine victims. Also includes footage of Harry Belafonte's fact-finding mission to see how the money could best be spent and how it has been spent.
94.
Harry Belafonte: Global Carnival (1989) as Song Performer ("Matilda" "Jamaica Farewell" "The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)" "The Wave" "Paradise In Gazankulu" "Skin To Skin" "Kwela" "First Annual Global Carnival" "Carnival Medley")
A concert performance taped live at the National Sports Arena in Harare, Zimbabwe, featuring some of Harry Belafonte's best-known hits as well as new songs from South Africa.
95.
Harry Belafonte: Don't Stop The Carnival (1985) as Song Performer ("Born To Win" "Martin Luther King" "How Long Have You Been Blind?" "Sing For The Song" "We Make Love" "Take My Mother Home" "Matilda" "Banana Boat (Day O)" "Have Nagila" "Look Over Yonder" "Forever Young" "Carnival" Medley "Don'T Stop The Carnival")
Taped in July, 1985, at Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg, A concert of Harry Belafonte's elaborate pop/folk/calypso stylings, featuring his warm and humorous interplay with the audience. Supported by back-up singers and a sixteen-piece band, he performs some of his best-known tunes.

Cast (special)

96.
Tanner on Tanner (2004) as Himself
This sequel to "Tanner '88" revisits the original characters 16 years after Tanner ran for the 1988 presidential election as his daughter Alex is shooting a documentary about the current presidential race.

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