19 ore fa · Beginning in the 1970s, Poitier also directed various comedy films, including Stir Crazy (1980), starring Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder, among other films. After nearly a decade away from acting, he returned to television and film starring in Shoot to Kill (1988) and Sneakers (1992). Poitier was granted a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II in 1974.
- February 20, 1927, Miami, Florida, U.S.
- Actor, film director, diplomat
- American, Bahamian
- January 6, 2022 (aged 94), Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
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19 mar 2023 · The Sidney Poitier New American Film School Description: The Narrative and Emerging Media Program seeks a full-time, 9-month (academic year) tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in emerging digital technologies and extended reality (XR).
21 mar 2023 · And Harewood’s new two-part BBC Two documentary Get On Up: The Triumph of Black America shows where a wider conversation about race might lead. Harewood talks to Smokey Robinson about Motown and details the career of film star Sidney Poitier. He also learns more about the cultural impact of 1970s hit TV series Roots.
6 giorni fa · From Lew Harper to Veronica Mars, we rank the greatest detectives in TV and film history. ... Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger investigate a murder in a scene from the movie.
21 mar 2023 · In 1958, trailblazing actor Sidney Poitier became the first Black actor to be nominated for any acting Oscars for his performance in The Defiant One. Five years later, the thespian became the...
20 mar 2023 · Sidney Poitier was at one point the biggest actor in the film industry, and had endless movie offers. There was something that was bothering him. The mega star was a civil rights activist and with being so influential, he knew he had to challenge the system instead of being quiet about an important issue.