Harry Belafonte Children: Who Are Harry Belafonte’s Children?

Harry Belafonte Children

Who Are Harry Belafonte’s Children?

Renowned American singer, activist, and actor Harry Belafonte has proven to be one of the best and is arguably the most successful Jamaican-American pop star. Being part of the entertainment industry since 1949, he has remained a brilliant force in the industry.

Harry Belafonte has received several honors and awards and in 2022, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the Early Influence category and is the oldest living person to have received the honor. He is currently married and is a proud father of four children, three daughters and one son. On April 25, 2023, Belafonte died from heart failure at his home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, at the age of 96.

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Harry Belafonte: Bio Summary

Name Harry Belafonte
Age 95 years old as of 2022
Date of birth March 1, 1927
Birthplace New York City, U.S.
Nationality American
Parents Harold George Bellanfanti, Sr. and Melvine Bellanfanti
Spouse Marguerite Byrd
Julie Robinson
Pamela Frank
Children Adrienne Belafonte Biesemeyer, Shari Belafonte, David Belafonte, and Gina Belafonte
Occupation (s)Singer, actor, and activist

Harold George Bellanfanti Jr. aka Harry Belafonte is a married man who has experienced some failed marriages in the past. He was previously married to Marguerite Byrd and their union was from 1948 until they divorced in 1957. They have two daughters who are Adrienne and Shari Belafonte.

Harry Belafonte had a romantic relationship with actress Joan Collins during the filming of Island in the Sun. Harry got married to his second wife Julie Robinson on March 8, 1957. Julie is a former dancer with the Katherine Dunham Company who was of Jewish descent. They produced two children, David, and Gina Belafonte.

Harry Belafonte and Julie Robinson got divorced in 2004, after 47 years of marriage. Currently, Harry is happily married to photographer Pamela Frank. They have been married since April 2008.

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Harry Belafonte’s Daughter, Adrienne Belafonte Biesemeyer

Adrienne Belafonte is the first child of her parents Harry Belafonte and Marguerite Belafonte. She is a professional counselor and has spent 25 years leading a private counseling practice for children and families. She is a Learning Specialist at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, WV.

Adrienne Belafonte is a graduate of West Virginia State College, where she earned a Bachelors in Art. She has earned her Master’s in Art in Community Counseling. She became West Virginia State College’s keynote speaker in 2019, at a commemorative event honoring the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Adrienne Belafonte serves as executive director of the Anir Foundation alongside her daughter, Rachel Blue Belafonte. The organization, founded in 1997, offers socially responsible volunteer opportunities in Southern and Eastern Africa.

Harry Belafonte’s Daughter Shari Belafonte

Shari Belafonte was born Shari Lynn Belafonte, on September 22, 1954, in New York City, U.S. She is 68 years old as of 2022. She is the second daughter of Marguerite Belafonte and Harry Belafonte. Her parents got divorced when her mother was pregnant with her.

Shari Belafonte has become an actress, model, writer, and singer. She started her career as a fashion model. She was a cover girl model and appeared in commercials for Calvin Klein jeans. She made her big screen debut appearing in the film If You Could See What I Hear.

Shari Belafonte is best known as Julie Gillette in the ABC drama series Hotel from 1983 to 1988. She appeared in the Canadian science fiction series Beyond Reality (1991–93). She released two studio albums in the 1980s and acted on stage in later years. Her career includes moderating and voiceovers. She has also become the international spokesman for the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Shari Belafonte is known for Hotel (1983), Plastic Daydream (2018), and The Player (1992). She also posed nude for Playboy in the magazine’s September 2000 edition and was herself an avid photographer. She has been the spokesman for corporations that includes Bally’s International Health and Fitness, Slim-Fast, Diet System 6, and Estroven.

Shari Belafonte has been married twice. She was previously married to Robert Harper. They were married from 1977 until 1988. She has been married to actor Sam Behrens since December 31, 1989.

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Harry Belafonte’s Son David Belafonte

David Belafonte was born David Michael Belafonte on September 30, 1957, in New York City, New York, USA. He is 65 years old as of 2022. He is his father Harry Belafonte’s only son and first child with Julie Robinson. He is a former model and actor.

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David Belafonte is an Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated music producer. He serves as the executive director of the family-held company Belafonte Enterprises Inc. He was the vice president of Belafonte Enterprises, an entertainment publishing company originally founded by his father.

As a music producer, he has involved himself in a lot of his father’s albums and tours, and productions. His IMDb profile tells us that, he is known for his work in Timebomb (1991), The Christmas Pearl, and The History of Everything Circa 1993: F/K/A Kissy Cousins Monster Babies (2018).

David Belafonte has worked behind the scene’s on his father Harry’s 1997 TV special “An Evening with Harry Belafonte & Friends.” He has been married to model Malena Belafonte since 2000. They have a daughter called Sarafina Belafonte.

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Harry Belafonte’s Daughter Gina Belafonte

Gina Belafonte was born on 8 September 1961 in New York City, New York, USA. She is 61 years old as of 2022. She is the daughter of Julie Robinson and Harry Belafonte. She is a TV and film actress.

Gina Belafonte is an actress and producer, known for BlacKkKlansman (2018) and Operation Splitsville (1998). She has worked with her father as a coach and producer on over six films. She found her big break as Carmela Pagan in The Commish. She is also an activist.

Gina Belafonte has been involved with Sankofa.org, a social justice organization founded by her dad, Harry. The organization “educates, motivates, and activates artists and allies in service of grassroots movements and equitable change” per its website. She is married to Scott McCray and they have one child, a daughter called Maria McCray.

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Harry Belafonte Grandchildren

Harry Belafonte is the grandfather of five. His five grandchildren, Rachel and Brian through his children with Marguerite Byrd, and Maria, Sarafina, and Amadeus through his children with Julie Robinson. In October 1998, he contributed a letter to Liv Ullmann’s book Letter to My Grandchild.

Ruth Kai Botchway

Ruth Kai Botchway is a Senior Editor at Dicytrends.com. She is a graduate of All Stars Media College (2021) with a Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies. With more than two years experience in Journalism, she has served as an intern at Accra FM and worked with Green TV and Ashiaman TV. She worked as a Maritime Journalist/ influencer, producing Port and Maritime agenda initially aired on Ashiaman TV. You can reach her via email: Ruthbotch1912@gmail.com

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