RIP, Sidney Poitier

The legendary actor who made history as the first Black man to win the Oscar for Best Actor, has died at the age of 94.

Vanity Fair has an excellent piece up on Poitier, so much I never knew.

He will be missed.

(Music Hat tip: Scissorhead Fran)

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5 Responses to RIP, Sidney Poitier

  1. One of the greatest lines in cinema:

    ” They call me MISTER Tibbs”

    He will be missed.

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  2. Jimmy T says:

    To Sir With Love, was a great movie. I still remember the title song clearly. In The Heat of The Night was my all time favorite Sidney Poitier movie, and was (maybe) his most defining role. It couldn’t have been easy playing counterpart to Rod Sterling…

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  3. Jimmy T says:

    And lest we forget…

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  4. How fast till the q-nazis blame the covid vaccine. 3..2…1

    He was the oldest living male acting Oscar winner (LIllies of the Field 1963) – that title now falls to Gene Hackman. I hope Betty White is making him laugh at bit.

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    • MDavis says:

      “He became a director with the 1972 western Buck and the Preacher, in which he co-starred with Harry Belafonte, a friend and colleague since their American Negro Theatre days. ”
      Hubby tells me this movie was tough to get on the big screens. Didn’t pull punches enough, he said. I hadn’t seen a Poitier movie for years before we bought this one on DVD.
      He is missed.

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