Julie Robinson: Is Harry Belafonte’s Ex-wife Still Alive?

Julie Robinson

Who Is Julie Robinson?

Julie Robinson happens to be the ex-wife of Harry Belafonte. Julie’s ex-husband Harry Belafonte has been successful in his career as a singer, activist, and actor. He is very prominent and arguably the most successful Jamaican-American pop star. He has recorded and performed in genres including blues, folk, gospel, show tunes, and American standards. He has also starred in films, including Carmen Jones (1954), Island in the Sun (1957), and Odds Against Tomorrow (1959).

Julie Robinson: Bio Summary

Name Julie Robinson
Famous Harry Belafonte’s ex-wife
Age94 years old as of 2022
Date of birth 14 September 1928
Birthplace United States
Spouse Harry Belafonte
Children Gina Belafonte and David Belafonte
Occupation Actress, costume designer, former dancer

How old is Julie Robinson?

Harry Belafonte’s ex-wife, Julie Robinson celebrates her birthday once every year on 14 September. Her date of birth is 14 September 1928. As of 2022, Robinson is 94 years old. She hails from the United States of America and holds American nationality. She was of Jewish descent.

Julie Robinson’s parents’ identity and occupations are unknown. It is unknown if she has any siblings or not. She has not disclosed information about her educational background and qualifications.

Julie Robinson’s Career

Julie Robinson is an actress and costume designer. She is a former dancer with the Katherine Dunham Company. She is known for Lust for Life (1956), A Safe Place (1971), and Buck and the Preacher (1972). She portrayed the role of Marisa, la ballerina amica di Giovanna of ‘Mambo’, Rachel of ‘Lust for Life, and Sinsie of ‘Buck and the Preacher’.

Julie Robinson’s ex-husband Harry Belafonte is best known for his recordings of “The Banana Boat Song”, with its signature “Day-O” lyric, “Jump in the Line”, and “Jamaica Farewell”. He has recorded and performed in many genres, including blues, folk, gospel, show tunes, and American standards. He previously served in the United States Navy.

Harry Belafonte has starred in several films and was able to land his first film role in Bright Road (1953). He has appeared in Carmen Jones (1954), Island in the Sun (1957), and Odds Against Tomorrow (1959). He appeared on TV specials alongside artists like Julie Andrews, Petula Clark, Lena Horne, and Nana Mouskouri.

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Harry Belafonte has been an advocate for political and humanitarian causes, such as the Anti-Apartheid Movement and USA for Africa. He is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and was a vocal critic of the policies of the George W. Bush presidential administration.

Harry Belafonte acts as the American Civil Liberties Union’s celebrity ambassador for juvenile justice issues. He has won three Grammy Awards (including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award), an Emmy Award, and a Tony Award. He received the Kennedy Center Honors.

Harry Belafonte was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1994. In 2014, he received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Academy’s 6th Annual Governors Awards, and in 2022 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.

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Julie Robinson’s Husband

Julie Robinson was previously married to Harry Belafonte. They met while filming Carmen Jones. They got married on 8 March 1957. They have two children, named Gina Belafonte and David Belafonte. They got divorced in 2004, after 47 years of marriage.

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After their divorce, Harry Belafonte got married to Pamela Frank. They have been married since April 2008. Pamela is a photographer. Harry and Pamela do not have any children yet. Meanwhile, Harry was previously married to Marguerite Byrd from 1948 to 1957. They have two daughters: Adrienne and Shari Belafonte.

Julie Robinson’s Children

Julie Robinson is the mother of two children. Her children are David Belafonte and Gina Belafonte. David is an Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated music producer, and executive director of the family-held company Belafonte Enterprises Inc. He has been involved in some of his father’s s albums, tours, and productions. He is married to model and singer Malena Belafonte.

They have a daughter called Sarafina Belafonte and a son called Amadeus Belafonte. Gina Belafonte is a television and film actress who has worked with her father as a coach and producer on over six films. She is known for BlacKkKlansman (2018), The Commish (1991), and Operation Splitsville (1998). She is married to Scott McCray and they have one child.

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Is Julie Robinson Alive?

Julie Robinson is believed to be alive and in good health. We haven’t heard of her death. She is certainly in good health as there are no reports of her battling any sickness or any health-related issues. She is living a low-key personal life and hasn’t been involved in any controversy or public drama. On April 25, 2023, Belafonte passed away from heart failure at his home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, at the age of 96.

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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