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 (pwä′tyā), Sidney Born 1927.
American actor and director whose film credits include The Defiant Ones (1958) and Lilies of the Field (1963), for which he won an Academy Award.
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Noun1.Poitier - United States film actor and director (born in 1927)
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For his starring role, Sidney Poitier become the first black man to win the Academy Award for Best Actor.
I was really, really blown away and a big reason is because I know what she spoke about when she was talking about Sidney Poitier," Waithe said of Winfrey's speech.
BIRTHDAYS: Sidney Poitier, actor, 89; Jimmy Greaves, former England player and TV football pundit, 76; Mike Leigh, film director, 73; Ivana Trump, socialite, 67; Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister, 65; Phil Neal, former footballer and manager, 65; Patty Hearst, American newspaper heiress, 62; Imogen Stubbs, actress, 55; Ian Brown, rock singer, 53; Cindy Crawford, model/actress, 50.
The only man who knows for sure that he'll be adding one of the famous trophies to his mantelpiece is Sidney Poitier who will be honoured with a fellowship.
The only man who knows for sure that he'll be adding one of the famous trophies to his mantelpiece is Sidney Poitier, the Bahamasraised actor who became the first African-American to win the Best Actor Oscar when he received the trophy for his performance in 1963's Lilies of the Field.
The film, which stars Sidney Poitier and Esther Anderson, will be featured on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:00 p.
In 1964, during the height of the Civil Rights era, Sidney Poitier received an Oscar for best actor for his role in Lilies of the Field (1963).
The stars: Sidney Poitier, James Garner, William Travers and Dennis Weaver
The Poitier Effect: Racial Melodrama and Fantasies of Reconciliation
1964: Poitier breaks new ground with Oscar win The acting profession's top award has gone to a black actor for the first time.
1964: Sidney Poitier became the first black man to win an Oscar for best actor, in The Lilies Of The Field.
In a twist, this revival is in the same theater where Poitier debuted the play.