Sidney Poitier (b. 1927-) grew up poor in the Bahamas as a son of farmers. At 15, he was sent to Miami to live w his brother, to avoid delinquency in Bahamas. The racial chasm in the U.S. shocked him; he vowed to overcome it. At 18, he went to NYC, did menial jobs, then, the Negro Theatre. He worked hard to lose his accent and learn acting. By 1950, he was offered leading stage & film roles. In ’63, he won the Oscar for ‘Lilies of the Field’.

Sidney Poitier won Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Homer Smith in Lilies of the Field Very Well Deserved

Actor Sidney Poitier (L) and 39th Life Achievement Award recipient Morgan Freeman speak onstage at the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Morgan Freeman held at Sony Pictures Studios on June 9, 2011 in Culver City, California. The AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to Morgan Freeman will premiere on TV Land on Saturday, June 19 at 9PM

Actor Sidney Poitier (L) and 39th Life Achievement Award recipient Morgan Freeman speak onstage at the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Morgan Freeman held at Sony Pictures Studios on June 9, 2011 in Culver City, California. The AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to Morgan Freeman will premiere on TV Land on Saturday, June 19 at 9PM

“People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.” James Baldwin 1924-1987  Take time to enjoy these amazing photos! They range from Bob Marley with the Jackson Five to Jos…

Oscar winner Sidney Poitier and Nat “King” Cole at the 1963 Academy Awards at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, April This is easily one of my favorite pictures. — 1 day ago with 132 notes black glamour king cole poitier

Pictures & Photos of Sidney Poitier - IMDb  & daughter

Pictures & Photos of Sidney Poitier - IMDb & daughter

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