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Wow…the Legend, BELAFONTE

Harry Belafonte …a performer so famous for his music, Harry Belafonte also had a long and successful acting career. Beginning his training at the Dramatic Workshop of the New School of Social Research, Belafonte studied under renowned German director, Erwin Piscator and counted Marlon Brando, Walter Matthau, Bea Arthur, Rod Steiger and Tony Curtis as classmates. In 1953 Belafonte made his film debut, co-staring with Dorothy Dandridge in Bright Road and the following year in his first Broadway musical, he won the 1954 best featured actor Tony award for John Murray Anderson’s Almanac. This was the start to a long and varied film and stage career as actor, producer, composer and lyricist. – – see The Trailer