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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 2018, Sidney Poitier was 91 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:

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:

John: After all, a lot of people are going to think we are a shocking pair.


Mark Thackeray: If you apologize because you are afraid, then you're a child, not a man.


John: You listen to me. You say you don't want to tell me how to live my life. So what do you think you've been doing? You tell me what rights I've got or haven't got, and what I owe to you for what you've done for me. Let me tell you something. I owe you nothing! If you carried that bag a million miles, you did what you're supposed to do! Because you brought me into this world. And from that day you owed me everything you could ever do for me like I will owe my son if I ever have another. But you don't own me! You can't tell me when or where I'm out of line, or try to get me to live my life according to your rules. You don't even know what I am, Dad, you don't know who I am. You don't know how I feel, what I think. And if I tried to explain it the rest of your life you will never understand. You are 30 years older than I am. You and your whole lousy generation believes the way it was for you is the way it's got to be. And not until your whole generation has lain down and died will the dead weight of you be off our backs! You understand, you've got to get off my back! Dad... Dad, you're my father. I'm your son. I love you. I always have and I always will. But you think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man. Now, I've got a decision to make, hm? And I've got to make it alone, and I gotta make it in a hurry. So would you go out there and see after my mother?


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Sidney Poitier Facts
His performance as Virgil Tibbs in In the Heat of the Night (1967) is ranked #55 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).

Was named #22 greatest actor on the 50 Greatest Screen Legends by the American Film Institute

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.

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