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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 2017, Sidney Poitier was 90 years old.



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)

2001Honorary Awardin 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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March Madness #20:

By Kat_Selby on Mar 20, 2018 From All Good Things

Welcome to Day #20 of MARCH MADNESS! Every day in March, ALL GOOD THINGS will highlight a Classic film Super-star, you know, the type renowned for really, really B.A.D. to sweetest-dearest-most darling! DAY #19 results: VIVIEN LEIGH swept the day with 70% of the fans voting for sweet gentle MYRA fro... Read full article

TCMFF Prefunc: 10 Reasons I Dig

By KC on Mar 30, 2017 From Classic Movies

As film fans, many of us get so wrapped up in the idea of being a pioneer, because of the advances he has made for actors of color, that I think we forget that he is also one of the greatest film actors of all time. There's no part that is beyond his abilities and he's also a huge mov... Read full article

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

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Sidney Poitier Quotes:

Mark Thackeray: I lost my temper -- the one thing I swore I would never, never do. God, did I lose my temper. I never would have thought it. Of all of the bull I've taken in my life -- in a few short weeks those kids have got me so steamed up so… so easy, so quickly. I never would have thought it.

Noah Cullen: You call me that again, and I'll kill you!

Mark Thackeray: If you must play these filthy games, then do them in your homes -- and not in my classroom!

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In 1967 Sidney Poitier starred in three well-received films -To Sir, with Love; In the Heat of the Night; and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner - making him the top box office star of that year.

Was nominated for Broadway's 1960 Tony Award as Best Actor (Dramatic) for "A Raisin in the Sun," a role that he recreated in the film version of the same same, A Raisin in the Sun (1961).

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