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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:

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


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


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Sidney Poitier Quotes:

John 'Joker' Jackson: Cullen, I can't make it.
Noah Cullen: [Holding out his arm as if they are still chained together] Come on, man, you draggin' the chain.


Noah Cullen: [after covering Joker's face with mud so it doesn't show in the moonlight] There, now just the meanness shines through.


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


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Sidney Poitier Facts
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.

Poitier was the first black actor to place autograph, hand, and footprints in the cement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre (June 23, 1967).

His performance as Detective Virgil Tibbs in In the Heat of the Night (1967) is ranked #19 on the American Film Institute's 100 Heroes & Villains.

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