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Sidney Poitier?

Sidney L. Poitier KBE is a Bahamian-American retired actor, film director, activist, and ambassador. In 1964, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, becoming the first Black male and Bahamian to win the award. Wikipedia

The death of the Acadamy award winner was confirmed by Bahamian Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell.

How old was Sidney Poitier ?

He was February 20, 1927 (age 94 years), Miami, Florida, United States

Children:
Sidney Tamiia Poitier, Anika Poitier, Beverly Poitier-Henderson, Pamela Poitier, Sherri Poitier, Gina Poitier

Spouse:

 Joanna Shimkus (m. 1976), Juanita Hardy (m. 1950–1965)

Sidney Poitier Death

Legendary actor Sidney Poitier passed away at the age of 94

Speaking about Poitier’s death, Mitchell said: “We have lost a great Bahamian and I have lost a personal friend.”

Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper said he was “conflicted with great sadness and a sense of celebration when I learned of Sir Sidney Poitier’s passing.”

“Sadness because he would no longer be here to tell him how much he means to us, but celebration because he did so much to show the world that those of the humblest beginnings can change the world and that we gave him his flowers while he was there.” with us, “Cooper said.

The Bahamian-American star was granted U.S. citizenship after being unexpectedly born in Miami while his parents were visiting.

He grew up in the Bahamas, but moved to the US when he was 15 years old and started in Hollywood during the 1950s.

Race and social justice would become central themes in much of his work throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

Sidney Poitier Net Worth:

Sidney Poitier is an American-born Bahamian actor, film director, author, and diplomat who has a net worth of $20 million. Poitier is one of the last surviving stars of the so-called “Golden Age of Hollywood,” and he is considered showbiz royalty. He was widely praised after winning the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1964, becoming the first black man to achieve this feat. He was also the first Bahamian national to win the award.
Who is Sidney Poitier’s wife?
Joanna Shimkus
m. 1976
Juanita Hardy
m. 1950–1965

Where do Sidney Poitier live?

Poitier and his wife, actress Joanna Shimkus, travel a great deal because they live in California and have children in New York.

Poitier’s films include roles in Guess

Poitier’s films include roles in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, In the Heat of the Night and Lilies of the Field,

The Miami-born star earned his first Oscar nomination in 1959 for her work on The Defiant Ones.

The nomination was important to the United States, as he was the first African-American nominated for Best Actor.

However, it was his role in Lilies of the Field that earned him his first Best Actor Oscar, becoming the first African-American to win an Oscar.

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