HARRY BELAFONTE - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: HOPE LANGE - HFSID 88823
Sale Price $180.00
HARRY BELAFONTE and HOPE LANGE
Harry Belafonte and Hope Lange sign an album leaf in blue ink.
Autograph Note signed: "To Louie -/Thanks/Harry Belafonte" and on verso "To Louie/from/Hope Lange", 5¾x4 album leaf. B/w, 1x1½ newspaper photo of Belafonte affixed in upper right corner; B/w, 1¼x1½ newspaper photo of Lange at lower left verso. Harold George BELAFONTE, Jr., the son of Jamaican immigrants, studied at the Actors Studio, the drama workshop at the New York School for Social Research and the American Negro Theater. After appearing on the New York stage and singing in cabarets, he made his film debut in Bright Road (1953). The following year, Belafonte won a Tony Award for John Murray Anderson's Almanac and starred in Carmen Jones, the second film in his string of hits. In 1956, he spearheaded the Calypso music craze with his album Calypso. The album was number one on the charts for an amazing 31 weeks. Belafonte, who also became television's first Black producer, won Emmy Awards in 1960 for his TV special, Tonight With Harry Belafonte, and in 1985 for initiating the all-star We Are the World video. LANGE appeared on the Broadway stage at age 12. Her first film role was in Bus Stop (1956), with first husband Don Murray. She received a Best Supporting Actress nomination the next year for Peyton Place. She won two Emmy Awards for her TV series The Ghost and Mrs Muir (1968-1970). Binder holes on left edge. Mounting from each photo shows through slightly. Otherwise, fine condition.
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