Sidney Poitier


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Noun1.Sidney Poitier - United States film actor and director (born in 1927)
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For which 1963 film did Sidney Poitier win the Best Actor award at the Oscars?
1964: Sidney Poitier became first black man to win an Oscar for best actor, in The Lilies Of The Field.
1964: Sidney Poitier (left) became the first black man to win an Oscar for best actor, in The Lilies Of The Field.
1964: Sidney Poitier (above) became the first black man to win an Oscar for best actor, in The Lilies Of The Field.
BIRTHDAYS: Sidney Poitier, actor, 92; Jimmy Greaves, TV football pundit, 79; Mike Leigh, film director, 76; Ivana Trump, socialite, 70; Gordon Brown, former prime minister, 68; Imogen Stubbs, actress, 58; Ian Brown, rock singer, 56; Cindy Crawford, model/actress, 53.
Heat Of The Night, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner and To Sir, With Love film star Sidney Poitier, who turned 91 in February, was the first African American to win the leading actor Oscar for Lilies Of The Field in 1963.
Sidney Poitier | 1936: Joe Payne scored 10 goals for Luton Town against Bristol Rovers on his debut as centre forward - a record for one man in one game.
The DeMille Award is given annually to an "individual who has made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment." Past recipients include Freeman, Meryl Streep, Jodie Foster, Barbra Streisand, Sidney Poitier and Lucille Ball.
Jackson received the CinAaAaAeA@Fashion Film Timele Icon Award on behalf of Sidney Poitier, and world-renowned music legend Akon received the Icon Award for his work in Haiti.
Legendary celebrities, such as Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Angela Davis, Henry Louis Gates, and others, tell their personal reminisces and stories about Baldwin.
He covers films from Uncle Tom's Cabin and The Birth of a Nation to Precious and 12 Years a Slave, and character types like the tom, mammy, jester, servant, and defiantly proud black man, in addition to specific stars, such as Paul Robeson, Hazel Scott, Lena Horne, Sidney Poitier, Richard Pryor, Whoopi Goldberg, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Whitney Houston, Eddie Murphy, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Will Smith, and Forest Whitaker.
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.