HARRY BELAFONTE - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 281423
Sale Price $162.00
Small piece of paper signed by Tony and Grammy-winning singer Harry Belafonte with "My best wishes" in blue ink
Autograph note signed "To Edwin/My best wishes/Harry Belafonte" in blue ink. 1 page, 4x3½. Belafonte, born Harold George Belafonte, Jr., the son of Jamaican immigrants, in 1927, 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. He also won three Grammy Awards for the albums Swing Dat Hammer (1960), At Home and Abroad (1961) and An Evening with Belafonte/Makeba (1965). Lightly toned, creased and bowed. Signature has bled lightly but is legible. Light tear at left edge, which touches signature, and in top right corner. Show-through from mounting residue on verso touches signature. ½x1 area of paper loss in right edge. Missing top right corner. Irregular top, left and bottom edges. Otherwise in fine condition.
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