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Sidney Poitier dies: who was the first black actor to win an Oscar?

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Sidney Poitier dies: who was the first black actor to win an Oscar?

NEW YORK.- Sidney Poitierwho became the first black actor to win an Oscar (Oscar) for a leading role he died The 94-year-old in his Los Angeles home, as reported by Attracts Rahming, communications director for the Prime Minister of the Bahamas.

The actor changed the way that Black people on the screenIt was also the first to be a powerhouse at the box office.

Who was Sidney Poitier?

Poitier won an Oscar for the film in 1964 “Lilies of the field“(” The Lilies of the Valley “), but before that he was the son of farmers from the Bahamas. The actor was born in miami, the place his parents traveled to to deliver tomatoes from their farm on Little Cat Island in the Bahamas.

Sidney Poitier History made history, like before him, only a few black actors were allowed to break out of the stereotypes of fearful servants or funny entertainers. Even before Sidney Poitier, no black actor had made a career as main interpreter.

As if that wasn’t enough before Sidney Poitier, Hollywood filmmakers seldom tried to tell the story of a black man. But Poitier’s rise reflected the profound changes in America in the 1950s and 1960s.

Sidney Poitier Dies: Who Was The First Black Actor To Win An Oscar? - Light Home News
Sidney Poitier Dies: Who Was The First Black Actor To Win An Oscar? - Light Home News
Sidney Poitier Dies: Who Was The First Black Actor To Win An Oscar? - Light Home News
Sidney Poitier Dies: Who Was The First Black Actor To Win An Oscar? - Light Home News
Sidney Poitier Dies: Who Was The First Black Actor To Win An Oscar? - Light Home News
Sidney Poitier Dies: Who Was The First Black Actor To Win An Oscar? - Light Home News
Sidney Poitier Dies: Who Was The First Black Actor To Win An Oscar? - Light Home News
Sidney Poitier Dies: Who Was The First Black Actor To Win An Oscar? - Light Home News
Sidney Poitier Dies: Who Was The First Black Actor To Win An Oscar? - Light Home News
Sidney Poitier Dies: Who Was The First Black Actor To Win An Oscar? - Light Home News


Sidney Poitier the only black actor?

With his attractive face, his intense gaze and his disciplined style, he was for years the only black actor who played a wide variety of characters, such as black convict on the run who befriends a racist white prisoner (Tony Curtis) in “The Defiant Ones” (“Escape in Chains”).

Or a gallant office worker who falls in love with a blind white girl in “A Patch of Blue”. Although he also gave birth to a worker who is building a church for a group of nuns in “Lilies of the field“(” The lilies of the valley “) and that he is based on his interpretation of the Oscar.

Sidney Poitier peaked in 1967 for acting in three very notable films: To Sir, With Love, in which he played a teacher who won over rebellious students in a London high school.

“In the Heat of the Night” as determined police detective Virgil Tibbs; and “Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner” (“Do you know who’s coming for dinner?”) in which he plays a doctor who wants to marry a white woman whom he suddenly meets.

In the past few years, new generations it met by Oprah Winfreywho selected “The Measure of a Man”, a book by Poitier, for his book club.

Poitier He had four daughters with his first wife Juanita Hardy and two with his second wife Joanna Shimkus, who starred with him in his 1969 film “The Lost Man”.

At the age of 94 years and still without giving the cause of death, the life of Sidney Poitier ended with admiration and the happiness of encouraging those who followed him when Denzel Washington, Will Smith and Danny Glover, from which he celebrated his rise in Hollywood.

“It’s like the cavalry came to relieve the troops! You don’t know how happy I am,” he said in an interview.



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