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Saturday, 30 August 2014 - 13:14
Harry Belafonte to receive honorary Oscar
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US actor and singer Harry Belafonte is to be honoured by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

The 87-year-old will be given a humanitarian award for his work as an activist on racism and equality issues.

The prizes will be handed out at the academy's Governors Awards in November.

Known as the King of Calypso, Belafonte has spent much of his life campaigning for various causes including education, Aids awareness and civil rights.
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