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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 (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’.

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Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte at the March on Washington, August 28, 1963.

Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte at the March on Washington, August 28, 1963.

Harry Belafonte and Dorothy Dandridge………………..For more classic 60’s and 70’s pics please visit and like my Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/...

Harry Belafonte and Dorothy Dandridge………………..For more classic 60’s and 70’s pics please visit and like my Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/...

Jamie Foxx:Best Actor Oscar winner in 2005 for "Ray"

Jamie Foxx:Best Actor Oscar winner in 2005 for "Ray"

Sidney Poitier recieved an Academy Honorary Award, "for his extraordinary performances and unique presence on the screen and for representing the industry with dignity, style and intelligence".

Sidney Poitier recieved an Academy Honorary Award, "for his extraordinary performances and unique presence on the screen and for representing the industry with dignity, style and intelligence".

sidney poitier "They call me Mr Tibbs"Heat of the night film where he has to try and get a Jim Crow Sheriff to work with him. Joel York

sidney poitier "They call me Mr Tibbs"Heat of the night film where he has to try and get a Jim Crow Sheriff to work with him. Joel York

Sidney Poitier awarded Commander in the Order of the Arts, Cannes

Sidney Poitier awarded Commander in the Order of the Arts, Cannes

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Sidney Poitier

Sidney and Harry, and Sammy

Sidney and Harry, and Sammy

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