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Legendary actor, Sidney Poitier, was born Sidney L. Poitier on Feb 20, 1927 in Miami, FL. As of December 2016, Sidney Poitier was 89 years old.
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Sidney Poitier was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actor for Lilies of the Field (as Homer Smith) in 1963. He also won one Honorary Award in 2001 in recognition of his remarkable accomplishments as an artist and as a human being .
|1958||Best Actor||The Defiant Ones (1958)||Noah Cullen||Nominated|
|1963||Best Actor||Lilies of the Field (1963)||Homer Smith||Won|
Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)
|2001||Honorary Award||in recognition of his remarkable accomplishments as an artist and as a human being|
He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Sidney Poitier's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #134 on Jun 23, 1967.
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Homer Smith: Old Mother gonna feed the slaves?
Mark Thackeray: [entering classroom and seeing smoke] All you boys, out. Girls stay where you are. Out.
Mark Thackeray: I am sick of your foul language, your crude behavior and your sluttish manner. There are certain things a decent woman keeps private, and only a filthy slut would have done this and those who stood by and encouraged her are just as bad. I don't care who's responsible - you're all to blame. Now, I am going to leave this room for five minutes by which time that disgusting object had better be removed and the windows opened to clear away the stench. If you must play these filthy games, do them in your homes, and not in my classroom!
John: After all, a lot of people are going to think we are a shocking pair.
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