Singer, songwriteer, actor, ambassador, activist ~ Belafonte's career was impressive.
He had the very first million-selling album, "Calypso", in 1956. He was one of the initiators of "We Are The World", American charity single.
Friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, winner of a Tony Award, an Emmy award, the National Medal for the Arts and Kennedy Centre Honors, Belafonte fought against racism and for civil rights his entire life.
Knopk Books, 2011. Hardcover, 469 pages.