Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier

American-Bahamian actor
Sidney Poitier KBE was a Bahamian and American actor, film director, and diplomat. In 1964, he was the first black actor and first Bahamian to win the Academy Award for Best Actor.Wikipedia
BornFebruary 20, 1927
HometownMiami, Florida, U.S.
Net worth$20 million
Height6'2" (1.89m)
SpouseJoanna Shimkus (m 1976 - 2022) , Juanita Hardy (m 1950 - 1965)
PartnerDiahann Carroll
ChildrenSydney Tamiia Poitier , Sherri Poitier , Anika Poitier , Pamela Poitier , Beverly Poitier-Henderson , Gina Poitier
ParentsReginald James Poitier , Evelyn Poitier
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

The Wilby Conspiracy
The Wilby Conspiracy
PG
1h 41min
1975
Virgin Island
Virgin Island
1h 24min
1960
The Mark of the Hawk
The Mark of the Hawk
1h 23min
1958
Something of Value
Something of Value
1h 53min
1957
No Way Out
No Way Out
1h 46min
1950
Children of the Dust
Children of the Dust
1995
Deadly Pursuit
Deadly Pursuit
R
1h 49min
1988
Buck and the Preacher
Buck and the Preacher
PG
1h 42min
1972
Nationtime: Gary
Nationtime: Gary
1h 20min
1972
Sing Your Song
Sing Your Song
1h 43min
1975
The Last Brickmaker in America
The Last Brickmaker in America
PG
1h 37min
2001
The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn
The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn
PG
1h 36min
1999
Free of Eden
Free of Eden
TV-14
1h 38min
1976
David and Lisa
David and Lisa
1h 37min
1998
The Jackal
The Jackal
R
2h 15min
1997
Mandela and de Klerk
Mandela and de Klerk
PG-13
1h 54min
1997
To Sir, With Love II
To Sir, With Love II
1h 37min
1996
Separate but Equal
Separate but Equal
PG
3h 10min
1991
A Piece of the Action
A Piece of the Action
PG
2h 15min
1977
Let's Do It Again
Let's Do It Again
PG
1h 52min
1975
Uptown Saturday Night
Uptown Saturday Night
PG
1h 44min
1974
A Warm December
A Warm December
PG
1h 39min
1973
The Organization
The Organization
PG-13
1h 47min
1971

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
1998Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesMandela and de KlerkNominated
1997Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Lead ActorMandela and de KlerkNominated
1992Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture MadeSeparate but EqualNominated
1991Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieSeparate but EqualNominated
1968British Academy of Film & Television ArtsForeign ActorIn the Heat of the NightNominated