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Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte


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


In 1996, Belafonte successfully underwent treatment for prostate cancer.

Was made UNICEF goodwill ambassador in 1987.

Awarded honorary Doctor of the Arts degree from the New School for Social Research in 1968.

Received the Dag Hammerskjold Peace Medal (1981)

Awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize (1982)

He was awarded honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Park College (1987)

He has received the honorary Doctorate of Music from Morehouse College (1987)

Awarded honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree from SUNY, Purchase (1987)

Received the Leader for Peace Award from the Peace Corps (1988)

Received the Nelson Mandela Courage Award given by the Washington DC-based Trans-Africa Forum (1990)

He also received the Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award (1993).

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