Sidney Poitier

Biografi

Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE (born February 20, 1927) is a Bahamian American actor, film director, author, and diplomat. In 1963, Poitier became the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Lilies of the Field. The significance of this achievement was later bolstered in 1967 when he starred in three well-received films—To Sir, with Love; In the Heat of the Night; and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner—making him the top box office star of that year. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Poitier among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time, ranking 22nd on the list of 25. Poitier has directed a number of popular movies such as A Piece of the Action; Uptown Saturday Night, and Let's Do It Again (with friend Bill Cosby), and Stir Crazy (starring Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder). In 2002, 38 years after receiving the Best Actor Award, Poitier was chosen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to receive an Honorary Award, designated "To Sidney Poitier in recognition of his remarkable accomplishments as an artist and as a human being." Since 1997 he has been the Bahamian ambassador to Japan. On August 12, 2009, Sidney Poitier was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States of America's highest civilian honor, by President Barack Obama.  

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Movies
Porgy and Bess
Porgy
1959
In the Heat of the Night
Virgil Tibbs
1967
The Wilby Conspiracy
Shack Twala
1975
To Sir, with Love
Mark Thackeray
1967
Little Nikita
Roy Parmenter
1988
A Patch of Blue
Gordon Ralfe
1965
Shoot to Kill
Warren Stantin
1988
Buck and the Preacher
Buck
1972
Pressure Point
Doctor
1962
They Call Me Mister Tibbs!
Virgil Tibbs
1970
Uptown Saturday Night
Steve Jackson
1974
Let's Do It Again
Clyde Williams
1975
A Raisin in the Sun
Walter Lee Younger
1961
A Piece of the Action
Manny Durrell
1977
Lilies of the Field
Homer Smith
1963
A Warm December
Dr. Matt Younger
1973
The Slender Thread
Alan Newell
1965
For Love of Ivy
Jack Parks
1968
The Organization
Virgil Tibbs
1971
The Simple Life Of Noah Dearborn
Noah Dearborn
2000
To Sir, with Love II
Mark Thackeray
1996
Brother John
John Kane
1971
Separate But Equal
Thurgood Marshall
1991
The Lost Man
Jason Higgs
1969
Free of Eden
1999
Mandela and de Klerk
Nelson Mandela
1997
The Last Brickmaker in America
Henry Cobb
2001
Nationtime—Gary
Narrator
1972
Duel at Diablo
Toller
1966
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
John Prentice
1967
Sneakers
Donald Crease
1992
The Jackal
Carter Preston
1997
The Defiant Ones
Noah Cullen
1958
Edge of the City
Tommy Tyler
1957
The Long Ships
Aly Mansuh
1964
The Bedford Incident
Ben Munceford
1965
Sing Your Song
Himself
2012
All the Young Men
Sgt. Eddie Towler
1960
Cry, the Beloved Country
Reverend Msimangu
1951
Afro Promo
Himself (archive footage)
1997
Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist
Narrator (voice)
1979
Blackboard Jungle
Gregory W. Miller
1955
Paris Blues
Eddie Cook
1961
Band of Angels
Rau-Ru
1957
Something of Value
Kimani Wa Karanja
1957
David and Lisa
Dr. Jack Miller
1998
Virgin Island
Marcus
1959
The Strolling '20s
1966
Go Man Go
Inman Jackson
1954
Poitier's Walter Lee
2018
No Way Out
Dr. Luther Brooks
1950
The Madding Crowd
Himself
2017
The Mark of the Hawk
Obam
1957
The Red Ball Express
Robertson
1952
Moms Mabley
Himself
2013
Good-bye, My Lady
Gates Watson
1956
Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes / Feeling Heart
2017
Black History: Lost Stolen, or Strayed
1968
Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist
Reverend Msimangu (archive footage)
2000
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
Himself
2007
The Greatest Story Ever Told
Simon of Cyrene
1965
The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn
1986
And the Oscar Goes To...
2014
TV Shows
The Philco Television Playhouse
The Academy Awards
Children of the Dust
Gypsy Smith
The Kennedy Center Honors
The American Film Institute Salute to ...
Tony Awards
Presenter
The Dick Cavett Show
Himself - Guest

Tempat & Tanggal Lahir

Tanggal Lahir : 1927-02-20
Tempat Lahir : Miami, Florida, USA

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