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Sidney Poitier
   for his role in   
Lilies of the Field (1963)
Poitier grew up in poverty as the son of a dirt farmer. When he came to New York from the Caribbean to become an actor, he was so impoverished at first that he slept in the bus station. To get his first major role in No Way Out (1950), he lied to director Joseph L. Mankiewicz and told him he was 27, when actually only 22 years old.
Sidney Poitier
   wrote   
Measure of a Man
American actor. He explores elements of character and personal values
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
   starred   
Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Houghton
Blackboard Jungle (1955)
   starred   
Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Sidney Poitier and Vic Morrow
Director: Richard Brooks. Also starred Louis Calhern, Margaret Hayes, John Hoyt and Richard Kiley.
The Long Ships (1964)
   starred   
Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier and Russ Tamblyn
Director: Jack Cardiff. Also starred Rosanna Schiaffino, Oskar Homolka & Lionel Jeffries. Action/adventure. Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. There is a legend about a great bell, called "The Mother of Voices", made of pure gold, three times the size of a man, made by monks many years ago...
Sidney Poitier
   is an   
Actor
1995
Sidney Poitier
   is an   
Activist
1995
"The Measure of a Man"
   was released by   
Sidney Poitier
2001 - Best Spoken Word Album
The Bedford Incident (1965)
      
Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier and Martin Balsam
The last image of the film is an iconic, towering mushroom cloud from the torpedo detonations.
Sidney Poitier
   won the Golden Globe for   
Lilies of the Field
Best Actor - Drama, 1963
Lilies of the Field (1963)
   starred   
Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala and Lisa Mann
Director: Ralph Nelson. Also starred Isa Crino, Francesca Jarvis & Pamela Branch. Plot: An unemployed construction worker (Homer Smith)(Poitier) heading out west stops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats
A Patch of Blue (1965)
   starred   
Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters and Elizabeth Hartman
Director: Guy Green. Also starred Wallace Ford, Ivan Dixon & Elisabeth Fraser. Plot: Accidentally blinded by her prostitute mother Rose-Ann (Oscar winner Shelley Winters) at the age of five, Selena D'Arcy (Hartman) spends the next 13 years confined in the tiny Los Angeles apartment that they share with "Ole Pa" (Wallace Ford), Selena's grandfather. Won an Oscar
To Sir, With Love (1967)
   starred   
Sidney Poitier, Christian Roberts and Judy Geeson
Director: James Clavell. Also starred Suzy Kendall, Lulu & Faith Brook. Plot: Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
   starred   
Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger and Warren Oates
IMDB:8.1/10. Director: Norman Jewison. Won 5 Oscars incl. Best Picture, 2 Baftas, 3 Golden Globe and National Film Preservation Board Award.
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
   starred   
Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger and Warren Oates
Director: Norman Jewison. Also starred Lee Grant, Larry Gates & James Patterson. Plot: An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town. Won 5 Oscars
A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
   starred   
Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeill and Ruby Dee
Director: Daniel Petrie. Also starred Diana Sands, Ivan Dixon & John Fiedler. Plot: A substantial insurance payment could mean either financial salvation or personal ruin for a poor black family.






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