Sidney Poitier Passes Away At Age 94

Legendary actor Sidney Poitier passed away on Friday. His death was confirmed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell. On top of being an award winning actor; the Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner actor was also a pioneer for racial justice during the Civil Rights era. His cause of death is unknown at this time.

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Sidney Poitier in A Raisin In The Sun

A Raisin In The Sun became such an iconic film that the film was remade in 2008 with actors Phylicia Rashad, P Diddy and other icons in the industry. None can touch the original, though.

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Remake of A Raisin in The Sun

The passionate Bahamian actor was also the first Black man to receive an Oscar For Best Actor in 1964 for a movie called “Lillies Of The Field.” He was 44 years old when he received that award. Nonetheless, Poitier brought fire and enthusiasm to his roles. On set, he seemed to be able to embody his natural self within his roles; some happy, some sad. But mostly highly passionate, showing authentic emotions as a father and friend.

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Lillies Of The Field, Sidney Poitier and Lilia Skala

The retired actor leaves behind his wife and six children.

Father's Day: Sidney Poitier, Ron Meyer,
“As a father I’ve been blessed,” says Poitier. “I have six daughters — it’s a remarkable place in my life to have them as my children. I love them. And I love what they are trying to do with their lives.”
Sidney Poitier and Morgan Freeman
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