Sidney Poitier, whose elegant bearing and principled onscreen characters made him Hollywood’s first Black movie star and the first Black man to win the best actor Oscar, has died. He was 94.
Sidney Poitier, the first Black actor to win the Best Actor Oscar, has died at 94. Poitier was barrier-breaking and an enduring inspiration who advanced US racial dialogue through his art. Few movie stars have had or will have the influence Poitier had both on and off screen.
Beloved Bahamian actor and former ambassador Sir Sidney Poitier has died. He was 94. A Broadway play about the trailblazing career of the visionary actor was announced last month. Sir Sidney’s death was confirmed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell.
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Pamela Ruther He was my favourite actor when I was a kid. I bugged my grandfather to take me to see ” A Patch of Blue”. I was the only child in the audience. R.I.P Mr. Poitier . You were a great actor. My condolences to your family.
TheEthicalFoodie We all know 94 is a good age, but it’s still very sad as Sidney Poitier was so very special as an actor and a remarkable human being. I loved his films and interviews.