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Sidney Poitier

Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE (born February 20, 1927) is a Bahamian American actor, film director, author, and diplomat. In 1963, Poitier became the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Lilies of the Field. The significance of this achievement was later bolstered in 1967 when he starred in three well-received films—To Sir, with Love; In the Heat of the Night; and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner—making him the top box office star of that year. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Poitier among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time, ranking 22nd on the list of 25. Poitier has directed a number of popular movies such as A Piece of the Action; Uptown Saturday Night, and Let's Do It Again (with friend Bill Cosby), and Stir Crazy (starring Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder). In 2002, 38 years after receiving the Best Actor Award, Poitier was chosen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to receive an Honorary Award, designated "To Sidney Poitier in recognition of his remarkable accomplishments as an artist and as a human being." Since 1997 he has been the Bahamian ambassador to Japan. On August 12, 2009, Sidney Poitier was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States of America's highest civilian honor, by President Barack Obama.  


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Nascut:
Feb 20, 1927 in Miami, Florida, USA
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
64
Primul film:
In movie No Way Out 1950-08-16
Ultimul film:
Film Poitier's Walter Lee 2018-09-25
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist
Poster of All the Young Men
Poster of The Mark of the Hawk
Poster of Cry, the Beloved Country
Filme in care a jucat
Film Poitier's Walter Lee 2018-09-25
Film Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes / Feeling Heart 2017-10-14
Film Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley 2014-05-20
Film And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-02
Film Moms Mabley Himself 2013-04-20
Film Sing Your Song Himself 2012-01-13
Film Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Himself 2007-10-13
Film The Last Brickmaker in America Henry Cobb 2001-09-23
Film The Simple Life Of Noah Dearborn Noah Dearborn 2000-06-19
Film Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist Reverend Msimangu (archive footage) 2000-01-01
Film Free of Eden 1999-02-21
Film David and Lisa Dr. Jack Miller 1998-11-01
Film The Jackal Carter Preston 1997-11-14
Film Mandela and de Klerk Nelson Mandela 1997-02-16
Film To Sir, with Love II Mark Thackeray 1996-04-07
Serial Children of the Dust Gypsy Smith 1995-02-26
Film Children of the Dust Gypsy Smith 1995-02-26
Film Sneakers Donald Crease 1992-09-09
Film Separate But Equal Thurgood Marshall 1991-04-07
Film Little Nikita Roy Parmenter 1988-03-17
Film Shoot to Kill Warren Stantin 1988-02-12
Film The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn 1986-03-09
Film Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist Narrator (voice) 1979-01-01
Film A Piece of the Action Manny Durrell 1977-10-07
Film Let's Do It Again Clyde Williams 1975-10-11
Film The Wilby Conspiracy Shack Twala 1975-02-01
Film Uptown Saturday Night Steve Jackson 1974-07-26
Film A Warm December Dr. Matt Younger 1973-05-23
Film Nationtime—Gary Narrator 1972-11-01
Film Buck and the Preacher Buck 1972-03-17
Film The Organization Virgil Tibbs 1971-10-20
Film Brother John John Kane 1971-08-15
Film They Call Me Mister Tibbs! Virgil Tibbs 1970-07-10
Film The Lost Man Jason Higgs 1969-07-11
Film Black History: Lost Stolen, or Strayed 1968-08-31
Film For Love of Ivy Jack Parks 1968-07-17
Film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner John Prentice 1967-12-11
Film In the Heat of the Night Virgil Tibbs 1967-08-02
Film To Sir, with Love Mark Thackeray 1967-06-14
Film Duel at Diablo Toller 1966-06-15
Film The Strolling '20s 1966-02-04
Film The Slender Thread Alan Newell 1965-12-15
Film A Patch of Blue Gordon Ralfe 1965-12-10
Film The Bedford Incident Ben Munceford 1965-10-11
Film The Greatest Story Ever Told Simon of Cyrene 1965-02-15
Film The Long Ships Aly Mansuh 1964-04-22
Film Lilies of the Field Homer Smith 1963-06-04
Film Pressure Point Doctor 1962-10-10
Film Paris Blues Eddie Cook 1961-09-27
Film A Raisin in the Sun Walter Lee Younger 1961-05-28
Film All the Young Men Sgt. Eddie Towler 1960-08-26
Film Virgin Island Marcus 1959-08-07
Film Porgy and Bess Porgy 1959-06-24
Film The Defiant Ones Noah Cullen 1958-08-14
Film The Mark of the Hawk Obam 1957-12-01
Film Band of Angels Rau-Ru 1957-08-03
Film Something of Value Kimani Wa Karanja 1957-05-08
Film Edge of the City Tommy Tyler 1957-01-04
Film Good-bye, My Lady Gates Watson 1956-05-12
Film Blackboard Jungle Gregory W. Miller 1955-03-25
Serial The Academy Awards Sidney Poitier 1953-03-18
Film The Red Ball Express Robertson 1952-05-24
Film Cry, the Beloved Country Reverend Msimangu 1951-11-16
Film No Way Out Dr. Luther Brooks 1950-08-16