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Harry Belafonte Dies At 96

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Harry Belafonte, singer, actor, and civil rights activist, died at 96 in his Manhattan home.

One of history’s most successful African-American pop stars, he scored hits with Island In The Sun, Mary’s Boy Child, and the UK number one Day-O (The Banana Boat Song).

Belafonte died with his wife, Pamela, at his side.

His spokesman, Ken Sunshine, disclosed that the son of poor Caribbean immigrants died of congestive heart failure.

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Belafonte was married three times. He and his first wife, Marguerite Byrd, had two children, including actress-model Shari Belafonte.

He also had two children with his second wife, a former dancer, Julia Robinson.

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  1. Rip bravo… Had you married the 4th time another 2. Wonder if he have a biography on his journey of life. Let’s teach the youths of today what 96 yrs can do for you once thinking positive


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