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5 Things You May Not Know about Harry Belafonte

5 Things You May Not Know about Harry Belafonte  Like today is his birthday. Happy 90th Birthday to the legend Harry Belafonte! ….. In the Navy… OK, so this may be a promotional picture of Belafonte from Carmen Jones (1954, director Otto … Continue reading

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5 Things You May Not Know About Sidney Poitier

  5 Things You May Not Know About Sidney Poitier Like that today is his birthday. Happy 90th Birthday to the legend Sidney Poitier. ….. 1.) He’s a Loyalist and a Patriot… Loyal to Both The States and The Crown Sidney … Continue reading

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Mark Thackeray: Classic Movie Characters with Kickass Confidence

Mark Thackeray — in To Sir with Love, played by Sidney Poitier As an unemployed engineer looking for work, Mark Thackeray takes a temporary position as a teacher in the tough East End of London. Thackeray’s students come from disruptive … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Sidney Poitier

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Sidney Poitier, Born February 20th, 1927! It’s always a hard task to write about a ground breaker. It’s an even harder task to write about an African American ground breaker during black history … Continue reading

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Let’s Hear it for the Dads: Three Father-Centric Classic Films

If you’ve been to, oh say, any store in the last couple of weeks, you are well aware of what time of year it is — Father’s Day. And of course all the stores are telling you, in brightly colored … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture #’s 12 and 11 — In the Heat of the Night (1967) and My Fair Lady (1964)

12. In the Heat of the Night (1967) Other Nominated Films: Bonnie and Clyde, Doctor Dolittle, The Graduate, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Prior to compiling this countdown list, I’d never seen a Sidney Poitier movie. I knew who he was, and I knew about the profound effect he had … Continue reading

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