- NAME: Harry Chapin
- OCCUPATION: Songwriter, Singer, Philanthropist
- BIRTH DATE: December 07, 1942
- DEATH DATE: July 16, 1981
- EDUCATION: Brooklyn Technical High School, United States Air Force Academy, Cornell University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: New York City, New York
- PLACE OF DEATH: New York
- Full Name: Harry Foster Chapin
- AKA: Harry Chapin
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Folk singer-songwriter Harry Chapin, famous in the 1970s for hits like "Cat's in the Cradle," was also a philanthropist dedicated to fighting world hunger.
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