Sidney Poitier, First Black Man to Win Academy Award for Best Actor ...

Sidney Poitier

In 1964, Sidney Poitier made history as the first Black man to win an Academy Award for Best Actor. He was recognized for Lilies of the Field (1963).

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Sidney Poitier's Incredible Life and Career in Photos

1 week ago by PEOPLE.com

The esteemed actor, born in 1927, has broken all sorts of barriers in his long, award-winning career.

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How Sidney Poitier changed the face of Hollywood forever

1 week ago by Far Out Magazine

On his 94th birthday, we revisit Sidney Poitier's distinguished career as a celebration of his contribution to the world of cinema.

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How Sidney Poitier changed the face of Hollywood forever
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Sidney Poitier: A Living Legend Who Changed Hollywood

1 week ago by Variety

There had been other Black actors in lead film roles, including James Edwards and Harry Belafonte, but they were extremely rare. And Poitier captured the public ...

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Sidney Poitier turns 94: The trailblazing actor's career in photos

1 week ago by USA TODAY

Happy birthday Sidney Poitier! The trailblazing actor turns 94 on Feb. 20. In honor of his life and legacy, here's a look at Poitier's life in photos.

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Sidney Poitier turns 94: The trailblazing actor's career in photos