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Sidney Poitier

Sidney PoitierBorn: 20-Feb-1927
Birthplace: Miami, FL

Gender: Male
Religion: Deist
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor, Film Director

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: In The Heat Of The Night

Father: Reginald James Poitier (farmer)
Mother: Evelyn Outten
Brother: Cyril Poitier (b. circa 1911, d. 13-Nov-1991)
Wife: Juanita Hardy (four daughters)
Daughter: Beverly
Daughter: Pamela
Daughter: Sherri
Daughter: Gina
Wife: Joanna Shimkus (m. 23-Jan-1976, two daughters)
Daughter: Anika
Daughter: Sydney Tamiia Poitier (actress, b. 15-Nov-1973)

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2005
    Obama for America
    Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Major financial backer
    Oscar for Best Actor 1964 for Lilies of the Field
    Oscar (honorary) 2002, for "extraordinary performances and unique presence"
    Golden Globe 1964 for Lilies of the Field
    Golden Globe 1969 for World Film Favorite, Male
    Golden Globe 1982 Cecil B. DeMille Award
    American Film Institute Life Achievement Award 1992
    Kennedy Center Honor 1995
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 12-Aug-2009
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 7065 Hollywood Blvd.
    Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame
    Knight of the British Empire 1974
    Vagrancy New York
    Haitian Ancestry Paternal
    Risk Factors: Prostate Cancer, Gonorrhea

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    Ghost Dad (29-Jun-1990)
    Fast Forward (15-Feb-1985)
    Hanky Panky (4-Jun-1982)
    Stir Crazy (12-Dec-1980)
    A Piece of the Action (7-Oct-1977)
    Let's Do It Again (11-Oct-1975)
    Uptown Saturday Night (26-Jul-1974)
    A Warm December (1973)
    Buck and the Preacher (17-Mar-1972)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Harry Belafonte: Sing Your Song (Jan-2011) · Himself
    Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (13-Oct-2007) · Himself
    Tell Them Who You Are (11-Sep-2004) · Himself
    The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (9-May-1999) · Noah Dearborn
    David and Lisa (1-Nov-1998)
    The Jackal (14-Nov-1997) · Preston
    Mandela and de Klerk (16-Feb-1997)
    To Sir, with Love II (7-Apr-1996)
    Children of the Dust (26-Feb-1995)
    Sneakers (9-Sep-1992) · Crease
    Separate But Equal (7-Apr-1991)
    Little Nikita (18-Mar-1988) · Roy Parmenter
    Shoot To Kill (12-Feb-1988)
    A Piece of the Action (7-Oct-1977)
    Let's Do It Again (11-Oct-1975)
    The Wilby Conspiracy (13-Feb-1975) · Shack Twala
    Uptown Saturday Night (26-Jul-1974)
    A Warm December (1973)
    Buck and the Preacher (17-Mar-1972) · Buck
    The Organization (20-Oct-1971) · Virgil Tibbs
    Brother John (24-Mar-1971)
    They Call Me MISTER Tibbs! (8-Jul-1970) · Virgil Tibbs
    King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (24-Mar-1970) · Himself
    The Lost Man (25-Jun-1969)
    For Love of Ivy (17-Jul-1968)
    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (11-Dec-1967) · John Prentice
    In the Heat of the Night (2-Aug-1967) · Virgil Tibbs
    To Sir, With Love (14-Jun-1967) · Mark Thackeray
    Duel at Diablo (15-Jun-1966) · Toller
    The Slender Thread (23-Dec-1965)
    A Patch of Blue (10-Dec-1965) · Gordon Ralfe
    The Greatest Story Ever Told (15-Feb-1965) · Simon of Cyrene
    The Bedford Incident (Jan-1965) · Ben Munceford
    The Long Ships (3-Mar-1964)
    Lilies of the Field (5-Jul-1963) · Homer Smith
    Pressure Point (2-Dec-1962) · Doctor
    Paris Blues (27-Sep-1961) · Eddie Cook
    A Raisin in the Sun (29-May-1961) · Walter Lee Younger
    All the Young Men (26-Aug-1960) · Towler
    Porgy and Bess (24-Jun-1959)
    The Defiant Ones (14-Aug-1958) · Noah Cullen
    Virgin Island (1958)
    The Mark of the Hawk (Dec-1957)
    Band of Angels (3-Aug-1957)
    Something of Value (10-May-1957) · Kimani
    Edge of the City (29-Jan-1957) · Tommy Tyler
    Good-bye, My Lady (12-May-1956) · Gates
    Blackboard Jungle (19-Mar-1955) · Gregory W. Miller
    Go, Man, Go! (27-Jan-1954)
    Red Ball Express (24-May-1952) · Cpl. Andrew Robertson
    Cry, the Beloved Country (23-Jan-1952) · Rev. Msimangu
    No Way Out (16-Aug-1950) · Dr. Luther Brooks


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