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Read this: Harry Belafonte, the original celebvocate; Clair George, the spy’s spy


Harry Belafonte in the new documentary “Sing Your Song.” (HBO)

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“Play Drums. Collect Jazz Records. Enjoy All Athletics But Am Not Skilled At Any One.”



— The late Clair George in the “hobbies” section of his mid-’50s CIA application. The top-ranking spook, whose career ended with an indictment for the Iran-Contra matter, was remembered fondly at a memorial service as a spy’s spy, reports Ian Shapira.

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