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Friday, January 07, 2022

R.I.P. Sidney Poitier (1927 - 2022)

Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier, the groundbreaking actor and enduring inspiration who transformed how Black people were portrayed on screen, became the first Black actor to win an Academy Award for best lead performance and the first to be a top box-office draw, has died. He was 94.

The legendary actor, director, and former diplomat Sidney Poitier died last night, according to Bahamian Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell. He was 94. The first Black man to win the Academy Award for best actor—in 1964.

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