TCM To Celebrate Legendary Entertainer and Activist Harry Belafonte
Programming Tribute Airing in July to Include Carmen Jones and Odds Against Tomorrow Introduced by Daughter Shari Belafonte
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of singer, actor, producer, and activist Harry Belafonte with a programming tribute this July. Belafonte, who died April 25 at the age of 96, started his career with the movie musical Carmen Jones (1955) and his hit album Calypso in 1956. He went on to become an important voice in the civil rights movement of the 1960s alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Throughout his decades-long career, he earned two Grammy Awards, a Tony, an Emmy, and the Motion Picture Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 2014.
TCM’s on-air tribute will include a double feature of Belafonte’s films, as well as a night of films introduced by his daughter, Shari Belafonte.
TCM Remembers Harry Belafonte – Saturday, July 22
8:00 PM – Carmen Jones (1955) – A sultry factory worker seduces a young soldier then dumps him for another man.
10:00 PM – The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1959) – One woman and two men are the only people left alive after a nuclear disaster.
TCM Guest Programmer Shari Belafonte – Monday, July 10
8:00 PM – Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) – Desperate losers plan a bank robbery with unexpected results.
In addition, Belafonte’s film Bright Road (1953) will be featured on Sunday, July 16, during TCM’s Disability in the Movies spotlight.
(All times Eastern)
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