Sidney Poitier, the legendary actor who was the first ever black man to win the Oscar for best actor, passed away. He was 94-years-old. He was one of the last prominent stars from Hollywood’s Golden Age to survive.
Poitier was most known for his roles in films such as Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, In the Heat of the Night, and Lilies of the Field, for which he won the Best Actor Oscar. Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell broke the news, sparking tributes all over the globe.
The news was first confirmed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell.
Poitier, a Bahamian-American actor, was born in Miami while his parents were on vacation and was instantly granted US citizenship. He was born in the Bahamas and migrated to the United States when he was 15 years old, appearing in his first picture, Blackboard Jungle, in 1955.
Sidney Poitier first Academy Award nomination came for The Defiant Ones (1958), in which he was nominated alongside co-star Tony Curtis for Best Actor. He won the Best Actor Oscar six years later for his performance in Lilies in the Field.
We are deeply saddened on hearing this loss. The entire cinema world is heartbroken after hearing this news. Rest in peace, legend.
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