Harry Belafonte with Michael Shnayerson

Harry Belafonte with Michael Shnayerson

Biography

Harry Belafonte's 1956 album Calypso made him the first artist in history to sell more than one million LPs. He has won both a Tony award and an Emmy, and he was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Clinton. He has served a a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and is the recipient of Kennedy Center Honors for excellence in the performing arts. He currently resides in New York City with his wife, Pamela. Michael Shnayerson is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair.

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