Sidney Poitier is the first black to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Homer Smith in Lillies of the Field. Some of his other best known roles are in To Sir With Love, In The Heat Of The Night and Guess Who's Comming to Dinner

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Sidney Poitier (b. 1927-) grew up poor in the Bahamas as a son of farmers. At 15, he was sent to Miami to live w his brother, to avoid delinquency in Bahamas. The racial chasm in the U.S. shocked him; he vowed to overcome it. At 18, he went to NYC, did menial jobs, then, the Negro Theatre. He worked hard to lose his accent and learn acting. By 1950, he was offered leading stage & film roles. In ’63, he won the Oscar for ‘Lilies of the Field’.

Sidney Poitier won Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Homer Smith in Lilies of the Field Very Well Deserved

Actor Sidney Poitier (L) and 39th Life Achievement Award recipient Morgan Freeman speak onstage at the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Morgan Freeman held at Sony Pictures Studios on June 9, 2011 in Culver City, California. The AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to Morgan Freeman will premiere on TV Land on Saturday, June 19 at 9PM

Actor Sidney Poitier (L) and 39th Life Achievement Award recipient Morgan Freeman speak onstage at the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Morgan Freeman held at Sony Pictures Studios on June 9, 2011 in Culver City, California. The AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to Morgan Freeman will premiere on TV Land on Saturday, June 19 at 9PM

Sidney Poitier (1963  Academy Awards)

Sidney Pottier / Born: Sidney L. Poitier February 1927 in Miami, Florida, USA / at home with his Oscar in 1964

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Actors Return to their Most Iconic Roles for Empire's 20th

Funny pictures about Actors in their most famous roles. Oh, and cool pics about Actors in their most famous roles. Also, Actors in their most famous roles photos.

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