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Who is Sidney Poitier and What Happened to Him?

Poitier was not only the First African American to win an Oscar for Best Actor in 1964 for “Lillies of the Field.” but also the #1 box-office draw in 1967 with “In the Heat of the Night” (1967), “To Sir, with Love” (1967) and “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” (1967). How about that Trifecta? For most great actors, those are highlights of a long career, but for Sidney it was one year!!!

Sidney L. Poitier is a Bahamian-American retired actor, film director, activist, and ambassador. In 1964, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, becoming the first Black male and Bahamian actor to win the award.

He has had two further Academy Award nominations, ten Golden Globes nominations, two Primetime Emmy Awards nominations, six BAFTA nominations, eight Laurel nominations, and one Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination.

Upon the death of Kirk Douglas in 2020, Poitier became one of the last surviving major stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema, and the oldest living and earliest surviving male Academy Award winner. From 1997 to 2007, Poitier served as Bahamian Ambassador to Japan.

In 1974, Poitier was made an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) by Queen Elizabeth II. In 1995, Poitier received the Kennedy Center Honor. In 2009, Poitier was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States’ highest civilian honor. In 2016, he was awarded the BAFTA Fellowship for outstanding lifetime achievement in film.

In 1999, Poitier was ranked 22nd among the male actors on the “100 Years…100 Stars” list by the American Film Institute. He is one of only two living actors on the list, the other being Sophia Loren. Poitier is also the recipient of a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album. In 1982, he received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award and in 2000, he received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. In 2002, Poitier was chosen to receive an Academy Honorary Award, in recognition of his “remarkable accomplishments as an artist and as a human being.

Prior to his death, Sidney Poitier Loved ones has taken to their social media to mourn the passing of an Icon. Actor Jeffrey Wright wrote: “Sidney Poitier. What a landmark actor. One of a kind. What a beautiful, gracious, warm, genuinely regal man. RIP, Sir. With love.”

Jesse Hawken added: “RIP to one of the Gods of Cinema, Sidney Poitier.”

Wesley Lowery wrote on Twitter: “I was thinking, literally yesterday, that someone should reach out to Sidney Poitier for one last interview before it was too late. RIP to a trailblazer.”

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