(bĕl′ə-fŏn′tē), Harold George Known as "Harry." Born 1927.
American musician who gained a worldwide audience for calypso music with songs such as "The Banana Boat Song" (1957). He is also noted for his outspoken support for civil rights and humanitarian causes.


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Harry, born 1922, U.S. singer and actor.
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Stephen Belafonte, the ex-husband of Mel who is currently embroiled in a bitter divorce battle with the Spice Girl, made the claims to a judge in LA as part of his fight to get visitation rights,Mail Onlinereports.
MEL B's mother has blasted Stephen Belafonte for accusing the Spice Girl of lying about being a victim of domestic abuse.
In legal documents Belafonte claims Melanie, 42, lied about his violence in an attempt to turn her daughter against him.
In a battle over access to stepdaughter Angel, Stephen Belafonte says Scary Spice lied about domestic violence to turn the child against him.
The Spice Girls singer accuses Stephen Belafonte in US court papers after their bitter divorce battle.
It is expected to be the star's "version of events" of her split from film producer Stephen Belafonte.
Mel B has decided to permanently remove traces of her ex-husband, Stephen Belafonte, from her life.
Summary: Singer is currently involved in a divorce battle with estranged husband Stephen Belafonte
THE divorce between Mel B and her ex, Stephen Belafonte, has to be one of the nastiest of splits in showbusiness history.
This claim comes in her legal battle against ex-husband Stephen Belafonte and their former nanny, Lorraine Gilles.
The Leeds-born former Spice Girl, real name Melanie Brown, has previously claimed Belafonte tormented her with years of physical and mental abuse.
Leeds Crown Court heard events began on October 23 last year when the defendant Richard Belafonte received a phone call from Adam Speak accusing him of spreading gossip about him and making threats.