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Sidney Poitier

Film Director / Diplomat / Film Producer / Writer / Author / Actor / Theatre Director / Television Producer | * 02/20/1927 († 94, 01/06/2022) | Miami, Florida (United States of America (USA))
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Sidney Poitier ( PWAH-tyay; February 20, 1927 – January 6, 2022) was a Bahamian and American actor, film director, and diplomat. In 1964, he was the first Black actor and first Bahamian to win the Academy Award for Best Actor. He received two competitive Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, and a Grammy Award as well as nominations for two Emmy Awards and a Tony Award. In 1999, he was ranked among the "American Film Institute's 100 Stars". Poitier was one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema. Poitier's family lived in the Bahamas, then still a Crown colony, but he was born in Miami, Florida, while they were visiting, which automatically granted him U.S. citizenship. He grew up in the Bahamas, but moved to Miami at age 15, and to New York City when he was 16. He joined the American Negro Theatre, landing his breakthrough film role as a high school student in the film Blackboard Jungle (1955). Poitier gained stardom for his leading roles in films such as The Defiant Ones (1958) for which he made history becoming the first African ... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Sidney Poitier

Knight Commander of The Order of The British Empire Presidential Medal of Freedom Marian Anderson Award Henrietta Award Academy Award for Best Actor Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award AFI Life Achievement Award Kennedy Center Honors Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award Grammy Award for Best Audio Book, Narration & Storytelling Recording NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special NAACP Image Award – Hall of Fame Award Academy Honorary Award Spingarn Medal Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame Paul Robeson Award Commandeur Des Arts Et Des Lettres‎ Fellow of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2x Silver Bear Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame BAFTA Fellowship Honorary Doctor of The University of Miami Silver Shell for Best Actor Audie Award for Narration by The Author Coretta Scott King Award 2x Academy Award for Best Actor Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy 5x Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama 3x Henrietta Award Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award 2x NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series 2x Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie 3x NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie 2x Grammy Award for Best Audio Book, Narration & Storytelling Recording
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Movies with Sidney Poitier as Actor(73)

as Self (archive footage)2023 Reinventing Elvis: The 68' Comeback
as Self (archive footage)2023 Paul Newman: The Restless
as himself2022 Sidney
as Self (archival footage)2018 Mr. SOUL!
as Various Roles (archive footage)2017 I Am Not Your Negro
as Self (archive footage)2014 And the Oscar Goes To...
as himself2013 Moms Mabley
as himself2012 Sing Your Song
as Reverend Msimangu (archive footage)2000 Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist
as Will Cleamons1999 Free of Eden
as Dr. Jack Miller1998 David and Lisa
as Carter Preston1997 The Jackal
as Nelson Mandela1997 Mandela and de Klerk
as Self (archive footage)1997 Afro Promo
as Mark Thackeray1996 To Sir, with Love II
as Donald Crease1992 Sneakers
as Thurgood Marshall1991 Separate But Equal
as Warren Stantin1988 Shoot to Kill
as Roy Parmenter1988 Little Nikita
as Narrator (voice)1979 Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist
as Manny Durrell1977 A Piece of the Action
as Clyde Williams1975 Let's Do It Again
as Shack Twala1975 The Wilby Conspiracy
as Steve Jackson1974 Uptown Saturday Night
as Dr. Matt Younger1973 A Warm December
as Self - Narrator1972 Nationtime
as John Kane1971 Brother John
as Virgil Tibbs1971 The Organization
as Virgil Tibbs1970 They Call Me Mister Tibbs!
as Jason Higgs1969 The Lost Man
as Jack Parks1968 For Love of Ivy
as Mark Thackeray1967 To Sir, with Love
as Virgil Tibbs1967 In the Heat of the Night
as John Prentice1967 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
as himself1966 The Strolling '20s
as Toller1966 Duel at Diablo
as Gordon Ralfe1965 A Patch of Blue
as Simon of Cyrene1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told
as Alan Newell1965 The Slender Thread
as Ben Munceford1965 The Bedford Incident
as Aly Mansuh1964 The Long Ships
as Homer Smith1963 Lilies of the Field
as Doctor1962 Pressure Point
as Eddie Cook1961 Paris Blues
as Walter Lee Younger1961 A Raisin in the Sun
as Sgt. Eddie Towler1960 All the Young Men
as Porgy1959 Porgy and Bess
as Marcus1959 Virgin Island
as Noah Cullen1958 The Defiant Ones
as Kimani Wa Karanja1957 Something of Value
as Rau-Ru1957 Band of Angels
as Tommy Tyler1957 Edge of the City
as Gates Watson1956 Good-bye, My Lady
as Tommy Tyler1955 A Man Is Ten Feet Tall
as Gregory W. Miller1955 Blackboard Jungle
as Inman Jackson1954 Go Man Go
as Robertson1952 The Red Ball Express
as Reverend Msimangu1951 Cry, the Beloved Country
as Dr. Luther Brooks1950 No Way Out

TV Shows/Series with Sidney Poitier as Actor(7)

Movies with Sidney Poitier as Crew(11)

Directing/Director1990 Ghost Dad
Directing/Director1985 Fast Forward
Directing/Director1982 Hanky Panky
Directing/Director1980 Stir Crazy
Directing/Director1977 A Piece of the Action
Directing/Director1975 Let's Do It Again
Directing/Director1974 Uptown Saturday Night
Directing/Director1973 A Warm December
Directing/Director1972 Buck and the Preacher
Production/Producer1972 Buck and the Preacher
Writing/Original Story1968 For Love of Ivy

Full Name: Sidney Poitier
Born: Sunday, 02/20 1927 (February) in Miami, Florida (United States of America (USA))
Died: Thursday, 01/06 2022 (January) in Los Angeles (aged: 94)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Rabbit)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Member of: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Spouses (current/former): Joanna Shimkus, Juanita Hardy
Other names for Sidney Poitier (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Sir Sidney Poitier"
"Сидней Пуатье"
"Сидни Пуатье"
Sidney Poitier frequently works together with these people:
Harry Belafonte (12x, Actor)
Quincy Jones (10x, Actor)
E.G. Marshall (9x, Actor)
Melville Tucker (8x, Crew)
Richard Widmark (7x, Actor)
Ruby Dee (7x, Actress)
Lynn Stalmaster (7x, Crew)
Ralph Nelson (7x, Crew)
Stanley Kramer (7x, Crew)
Whoopi Goldberg (6x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:3304, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/03/2024