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Sidney Poitier (Sidney L. Poitier)

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Biography

Miami, Florida, USA
A native of Cat Island, The Bahamas (though born in Miami during a mainland visit by his parents), Poitier grew up in poverty as the son of farmers Evelyn (Outten) and Reginald James Poitier, who also drove a cab. He had little formal education and at the age of 15 was sent to Miami to live with his brother, in order to forestall a growing tendency toward delinquency. In the U.S., Poitier first experienced the racial chasm that divides the country, a great shock to a boy coming from a society with a majority of African descent. Read more...

Actor

Character: Dr. Luther Brooks

No Way Out 1950

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Character: Inman Jackson

Go Man Go 1954

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Character: Gregory W. Miller

Blackboard Jungle 1955

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Character: Gates Watson

Good-bye, My Lady 1956

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Character: Rau-Ru

Band of Angels 1957

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Character: Sgt. Eddie Towler

All the Young Men 1960

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Character: Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Film Editing

The 36th Annual Academy Awards 1964

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role

The 37th Annual Academy Awards 1965

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Character: Virgil Tibbs

In the Heat of the Night 1967

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Suporting Role

The 39th Annual Academy Awards 1967

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Character: Jack Parks

For Love of Ivy 1968

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role

The 40th Annual Academy Awards 1968

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Character: Jason Higgs

The Lost Man 1969

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Character: Himself - Performer & Co-Presenter: Best Picture

The 41st Annual Academy Awards 1969

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Character: Dr. Matt Younger

A Warm December 1973

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Character: Manny Durrell

A Piece of the Action 1977

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Character: Himself

Stand Up to Cancer 2008

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Character: Himself

Ali Rap 2006

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Character: Himself

2002 Trumpet Awards 2002

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Character: FBI Deputy Director Carter Preston

The Jackal 1997

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Character: Gypsy Smith

Children of the Dust 1995

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Character: Donald Crease

Sneakers 1992

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Character: Warren Stantin

Shoot to Kill 1988

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Character: Roy Parmenter

Little Nikita 1988

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Character: Will Cleamons

Free of Eden 1998

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Character: Himself

League of Legends 1998

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Governors Awards

The Oscars 2013

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Character: Himself - Host

ABC Stage 67 1966

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Director

The Oscars 2014

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Character: Gordon Ralfe

A Patch of Blue 1965

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Character: Reverend Msimangu

Cry, the Beloved Country 1951

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Character: Himself

Sunday Showcase 1959

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Character: Alan Newell

The Slender Thread 1965

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Character: Himself

Night of 100 Stars II 1985

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Character: Himself - Honorary Award Recipient

The 74th Annual Academy Awards 2002

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Character: Himself - Presenter

36th NAACP Image Awards 2005

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Picture

The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1996

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Character: Himself - Past Winner

The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Cecil B. DeMille Award

The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012

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Character: Himself

The Dick Cavett Show 1968

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Character: Himself

ABC Late Night 1973

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Character: Kimani Wa Karanja

Something of Value 1957

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Character: Himself - Audience Member

The 58th Annual Academy Awards 1986

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Character: Himself

Classified X 1998

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Character: Himself

Sidney Poitier: Part 1 0

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Character: Himself

Sidney Poitier: Part 2 0

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Character: Himself - Birthday Greeting to Uncle Frank

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Character: Himself

The One 0

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Directing

Writing

Character: Jack Parks

For Love of Ivy 1968

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