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Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier


2/20/1927, Miami, Florida

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Sidney Poitier


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Sidney Poitier was born in 1927. He had a difficult childhood and he had to drop out of school very early. When he was old enough, he joined the US Army. After this experience he joined the American Negro Theatre. His first important role in a movie was…more


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  • Guess who's coming to dinner???

    I think that when you hear this six words your mind immediatly goes to Sidney Poitier. I've seen this movie two or three times and I must say I always liked it.. but last night while I was watching I realized how a good actor is Sidney Poitier, how talented he is.. He is the first black man who won Academy Award for best actor.. and that's a big, huge step.. I'm gonna watch for sure very very soon others of his movies.. I really think he is a great actor and I really think he deserved all of his awards..moreless
  • Mr. Sidney Poitier is my all time favorite actor. I loved him in "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner". Reminds me so much of my situation. My husband and I have been happily married for 12 wonderful years. So many of his movies I love to watch over and over agamoreless

    I met Mr. Poitier while leaving the "Dukes of Hazzard" set one evening on the Warner Brother Studio lot in Burbank where I was visit my friend John Schneider. He invited me to watch a movie he was directing at the time. "Stir Crazy" with Richard Pror and Gene Wilder.