Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier

American-Bahamian actor
Sidney L. Poitier KBE was a Bahamian and American actor, film director, and diplomat. In 1964, he was the first African American 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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Sidney Poitier’s cause of death revealed

Sidney Poitier's cause of death has been revealed, after he passed away at the age of 94.
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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