Sidney Poitier was a Bahamian and American actor, film director, and diplomat. In 1964, he was the first African American actor and first Bahamian to win the Academy Award for Best Actor. He received two competitive Golden Globe Awards, a competitive British Academy of Film and Television Arts award , and a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album. Poitier was one of the last major stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema.
|Born||February 20, 1927|
Miami, Florida, U.S.
|Died||January 6, 2022 (aged 94)|
(m. 1950; div. 1965)
|Children||6, including Sydney Tamiia|
|Ambassador of the Bahamas|
|1997–2007||Ambassador to Japan|
|2002–2007||Ambassador to UNESCO|
Sir Sidney Poitier is an actor, director and diplomat best known for being the first black person to have been awarded the Academy Award for Best Actor. He won this award for his portrayal of Homer Smith, an African American worker in the film, Ã¢â‚¬ËLilies of the FieldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢. This was a very significant achievement in the 1960s when racism was rampant in the United States. Born to poor Bahamian farmer parents, he received little formal education. As a teenager he was turning towards street crime when his father sent him to the United States to start life anew. He received a huge cultural shock in New York where he witnessed widespread racism and chasm between the classes. After struggling to make ends meet as a dishwasher, he joined the American Negro Theater. Through his determination and hard work he soon became a much sought after theatre artist and soon stared receiving film offers. In his debut film Ã¢â‚¬ËNo Way OutÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ he played a doctor who treats a white bigot. This role got him noticed and he received several offers. After establishing himself as a successful actor, he branched into direction as well. He was named as one of the Greatest Male Stars of All Time by the American Film Institute in 1999.
His parents, Evelyn and Reginald, moved from Cat Island to Miami to sell tomatoes. He has six daughters, including actress Sydney Tamiia Poitier.
He spent time working as a dishwasher while his friends assisted him in learning how to read the newspaper and speak without a Bahamian accent.
The American Film Institute called him one of the 25 Greatest Male Stars of All Time in 1999.
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At the age of 95,
Sidney Poitier height is 6 ft 2 in (1.892 m).
He directed Let's Do It Again with his friend Bill Cosby in 1975.
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● Sidney Poitier was born on February 20, 1927 (age 95) in Miami, Florida, United States ● He is a celebrity movie actor ● His height is 6 ft 2 in (1.892 m)
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