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Birth Name: Sidney L. Poitier

Born: 20 February 1927 Died: 6 January 2022

Country of origin: United States

Height: 6' 2"

Relationship Status: Married

Partner: Joanna Shimkus


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"Words And Ideas Can Change The World" (103 items)
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I won an Oscar... (158 items)
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Gone, but not forgotten (1569 items)
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As Cool As It Gets (150 items)
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Academy Award Records (68 items)
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Sidney Poitier Videos

Sidney Poitier Wins Best Actor: 1964 Oscars

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Sidney Poitier: Top 5 Films

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Description: Sidney L. Poitier KBE (/ˈpwɑːtieɪ/; February 20, 1927 – January 6, 2022) was a Bahamian-American actor, film director, activist, and ambassador. In 1964, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, becoming the first African American and Bahamian actor to win the award. He received two Academy Award nominations, ten Golden Globes nominations, two Primetime Emmy Awards nominations, six BAFTA nominations, eight Laurel nominations, and one Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination. From 1997 to 2007, he was the Bahamian Ambassador to Japan. Poitier's entire family lived in the Bahamas, then still a British colony, but he was born ... (more)
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1. Stir Crazy (1980)
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4. Hanky Panky (1982)
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Black American Firsts in Film and Theatre (70 person items)

" In 1964, Poitier’s performance as a handyman in “Lilies of the Field” made him the first black actor to receive the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Since Poitier’s historic win, now more than 50 years ago, only three other black men have received an Academy Award in this category: Denzel Washington in 2002 for “Training Day,” Jamie Foxx in 2005 for “Ray,” and Forest Whitaker in 2007 for “The Last King of Scotland.”Poitier launched his acting career as a memb"


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Notable African Americans who helped pave the way (64 person items)

"Sidney Poitier became the first African American to win an Academy Award for best actor when he took home the prize for his performance in "Lilies of the Field" in 1964."


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