He's a singer, an actor and an extraordinary social activist. You will see network news footage of his 1960s Civil Rights marching in the powerful new film, Selma. He was a friend to Dr. Martin Luther King, the leader of the Selma march for racial equality. And he is a great inspiration to me. I'm just wild about Harry Belafonte. I have been since I was a kid in South Central L.A. watching him network TV entertainment shows. Back when Bob Hope hosted the Academy Awards, Harry performed on an Oscars telecast.
Belafonte's friendship with Dr. King carried over to a very special night on NBC.
The Tonight Show is now back in New York City, hosted by Jimmy Fallon. Dr. Martin Luther King is now portrayed brilliantly in Selma by British actor David David Oyelowo.