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Sidney Poitier Overview:

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:

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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 .

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1958Best ActorThe Defiant Ones (1958)Noah CullenNominated
1963Best ActorLilies of the Field (1963)Homer SmithWon

Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)

YearAwardDescription
2001Honorary Awardin recognition of his remarkable accomplishments as an artist and as a human being

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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.

BlogHub Articles:

is 90!

By Virginie Pronovost on Feb 21, 2017 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

Today, we’re celebrating something important: the legendary is 90, and he’s still with us! For the occasion, I’m hosting the 90 Years of Blogathon. Click here to read all the marvellous entries. The first ’s film I saw was In the H... Read full article


5 Things You May Not Know About

By minooallen on Feb 20, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

5 Things You May Not Know About  Like that today is his birthday. Happy 90th Birthday to the legend . ….. 1.) He’s a Loyalist and a Patriot… Loyal to Both The States and The Crown has dual citizenship in the United States and Great Britain, and there&... Read full article


90 Years of Blogathon: To Sir with Love (1967)

By Annmarie Gatti on Feb 19, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Happy 90th Birthday ! A Blogathon Celebration! “The time has come for closing books and long last looks must end. And as I leave, I know that I am leaving my best friend… a friend who taught me right from wrong — and weak from strong — that’s a lot to learn… But, what can I give you in... Read full article


The 90 Years of Blogathon is here!

By Virginie Pronovost on Feb 18, 2017 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

Yes! We are finally coming to this point where people submit and read the entries for the Blogathon! I’m honestly very impatient to read all these articles celebrating this legendary actor. As soon as you’ll submit your entry, I’ll add you to the roster. Remember, t... Read full article


90 YEARS OF BLOGATHON: The Slender Thread (1965)

By Caftan Woman on Feb 18, 2017 From Caftan Woman

Virginie at The Wonderful World of Cinema is hosting this blogathon in celebration of the 90th birthday of . The blogathon runs from February 18 - 20. Click HERE to join the party. The Slender Thread was written by Stirling Silliphant (In the Heat of the Night, TVs Route 66, Naked ... Read full article


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Sidney Poitier Quotes:

[Splashing himself with water outside]
Homer Smith: Oh! Why couldn't they have asked me to build a bathtub? With nice, *hot* water?


Homer Smith: I'm gonna' build me a chapel.


Noah Cullen: [to John] Go on, tell me all that big talk about Charlie Potatoes, when the chains off and nobody chasing you. Come on. You can't, can you? You can't because you're nothing. You're not even a man! You're a monkey on a stick. That cracker mob back there, they pull the string and you jump.
[John punches him]


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Sidney Poitier Facts
Has an honorary doctorate degree from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

Is a long time friend of singer, fellow actor and activist Harry Belafonte. They were born 9 days apart. They met in New York at age 20 before either was in show business.

While trying to sing with some fellow actors in Off-Broadway theatre he found he was tone deaf.

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