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Sidney Poitier is ...

Born 20 Feb 1927 in Cat Island
Died 6 Jan 2022 in Los Angeles
Age94 years, 10 months
Height1.89m (6 ft, 2 in)
Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
Photo of a scene from the play A Raisin in the Sun. From left-Louis Gossett (George Murchison), Ruby Dee (Ruth Younger) and Sidney Poitier (Walter Younger). Everyone shown in the photo reprised their roles in the 1961 film.

About Sidney Poitier

Sir Sidney Poitier born on 20 February 1927 in Cat Island. He is a citizen of United States of America and The Bahamas. He died on 6 January 2022 in Los Angeles at age 94 years, 10 months.

He was a Bahamian-American actor.

Sidney Poitier has had two spouses: Joanna Shimkus and Juanita Hardy. He has one child Sydney Tamiia Poitier.

Sidney Poitier has worked as a film actor, film director, diplomat, autobiographer, film producer, writer, author, television actor, stage actor, actor, theatre director and television producer. He has been a member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor, Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, Henrietta Award, Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie, 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 and Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album. He has has won 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 – 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 Spoken Word Album, 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, Silver Bear, Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award and honorary doctor of the University of Miami.

Sidney Poitier has held the position of ambassador of the Bahamas.

His height is 1.89m (6 ft, 2 in).

He is also known as Sir Sidney Poitier.


On January 6, 2022, Poitier died at his home in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 94. His death was confirmed by Fred Mitchell, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Bahamas.

Upon Poitier's death, many released statements honoring him, including President Joe Biden, who wrote in part: "With unflinching grandeur and poise – his singular warmth, depth, and stature on-screen – Sidney helped open the hearts of millions and changed the way America saw itself." Former president Barack Obama paid tribute to Poitier, calling him "a singular talent who epitomized dignity and grace". Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton also released statements.

Many in the entertainment industry also paid tribute to Poitier, including Martin Scorsese who wrote, "For years, the spotlight was on Sidney Poitier. He had a vocal precision and physical power and grace that at moments seemed almost supernatural." Harry Belafonte, Morgan Freeman, Viola Davis, Whoopi Goldberg, Lupita Nyong'o, Halle Berry, Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey, Octavia Spencer, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Esposito, Quincy Jones, Ron Howard and others also paid tribute.


Sidney Poitier has worked on the following films:

In the Heat of the Night
1967 film by Norman Jewison
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
1967 film by Stanley Kramer
Porgy and Bess
1959 American musical film
To Sir, with Love
1966 film by James Clavell
I Am Not Your Negro
2016 film by Raoul Peck
Uptown Saturday Night
1974 film by Sidney Poitier
A Patch of Blue
1965 film by Guy Green
The Jackal
1997 action thriller movie
The Bedford Incident
1965 film by James B. Harris
Edge of the City
1957 film by Martin Ritt
Blackboard Jungle
1955 social commentary film
Paris Blues
1961 film by Martin Ritt
The Long Ships
1963 film by Jack Cardiff
Band of Angels
1957 film by Raoul Walsh
No Way Out
1950 film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Buck and the Preacher
1972 film by Sidney Poitier
All the Young Men
1960 film by Hall Bartlett
A Raisin in the Sun
1961 film by Daniel Petrie
For Love of Ivy
1968 film by Daniel Mann
Something of Value
1957 film by Richard Brooks
Duel at Diablo
1966 film by Ralph Nelson
Let's Do It Again
1975 film by Sidney Poitier
Shoot to Kill
1988 film by Roger Spottiswoode
The Slender Thread
1966 film by Sydney Pollack
They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!
1970 film by Gordon Douglas
Good-bye, My Lady
1956 film by William A. Wellman
The Wilby Conspiracy
1975 film by Ralph Nelson
The Organization
1971 film by Don Medford
Little Nikita
1988 film by Richard Benjamin
Cry, the Beloved Country
1951 film by Zoltan Korda
Pressure Point
1962 film by Hubert Cornfield
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis
1970 film by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Sidney Lumet
Red Ball Express
1952 World War II film
Brother John
1971 film by James Goldstone
A Piece of the Action
1977 film by Sidney Poitier
A Century of Cinema
1994 film by Caroline Thomas
The Lost Man
1969 film by Robert Alan Aurthur
The Mark of the Hawk
1957 film by Michael Audley
A Warm December
1973 film by Sidney Poitier
Our Virgin Island
1959 film by Pat Jackson
Mandela and de Klerk
1997 film by Joseph Sargent
Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist
short film
B.B. King: The Life of Riley
2013 film by Jon Brewer


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