Joined the Navy at age 17; discharged in 1945
Stage debut with American Negro Theatre in "Juno and the Paycock"
TV debut as series regular on CBS black musical revue, "Sugar Hill Times"
Performed as nightclub singer at the Royal Roost and the Village Vanguard in NYC
Appeared on Broadway in "John Murray Anderson's Almanac"
Made film acting debut in a leading role in "Bright Road"
Returned to Broadway to star in "Three for Tonight", a musical review co-starring Marge and Gower Champion
Co-starred with Marge and Gower Champion on the CBS variety special, "Three for Tonight", adapted from their Broadway success
Released first record album, "Calypso"; according to some sources, was the first album in recording history to sell over a million copies
Formed Harbel Productions; first film as executive producer, "Odds Against Tomorrow", directed by Robert Wise; also starred in the film; last feature film role for 11 years
First performed live at Carnegie Hall in concert on April 19 and 20
First solo TV special, "Tonight With Belafonte"
Played a then-record-breaking 14 weeks at the Palace Theater in concert (date approximate)
TV producing debut, "The Strolling '20s"
Formed another production company, Belafonte Enterprises
Off-Broadway stage producing debut, Lorraine Hansberry's "To Be Young, Gifted, and Black"
Began hosting TV specials again with "An Evening with Julie Andrews and Harry Belafonte" and "Harry and Lena" (with Lena Horne)
Returned to feature acting in the title role of "The Angel Levine"
TV-movie acting debut, "Grambling's White Tiger"
Produced a second feature film, the musical "Beat Street"; also supplied additional music and served as music producer; son David also earned a credit for sound recording
First TV producing credit: executive producing the HBO concert special, "Harry Belafonte: Don't Stop the Carnival", in which he also starred
Helped bring together 45 performing artists to record the hit single, "We Are the World"; benefits from the song were used to help meet emergency food and health needs in Africa
Hosted the CBS documentary and music special, "We Are the World: A Year of Giving"
Co-produced the Broadway drama, "Asinamali!", about life in prison in South Africa
Hosted and narrated the three-part PBS documentary miniseries, "Routes of Rhythm with Harry Belafonte", a study of Afro-Cuban music
Made cameo appearances as himself in two films directed by Robert Altman, "The Player" (1992) and "Ready to Wear/Pret-a-Porter"
Executive produced first TV-movie, "The Affair", presented on HBO
First significant feature film acting role in over 20 years, "White Man's Burden"
Co-starred in Altman's "Kansas City"