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About Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier is a Bahamian-American actor and director famous for starring in films such as Edge of the City, The Defiant Ones, A Raisin in the Sun, Lilies of the Field and The Jackal. He is considered one of the greatest male actors of classic Hollywood cinema. As a film director, he has directed films such as A Piece of the Action, Let's Do It again and Ghost Dad.
He won his first Academy Award for Best Actor in 1964 for his role in the film Lilies of the Field becoming the first Bahamian and first African-American to win the award. In 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama honored him with the United States' highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
He was the non-resident Bahamian ambassador to Japan from 1997 to 2007.
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Famous quotes by Sidney Poitier
But my dad also was a remarkable man, a good person, a principled individual, a man of integrity.Sidney Poitier
History passes the final judgment.Sidney Poitier
I come from a great family. I've seen family life and I know how wonderful, how nurturing, and how wonderful it can be.Sidney Poitier
I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father's life.Sidney Poitier
I had to satisfy the action fans, the romantic fans, the intellectual fans. It was a terrific burden.Sidney Poitier
I know how easy it is for one to stay well within moral, ethical, and legal bounds through the skillful use of words - and to thereby spin, sidestep, circumvent, or bend a truth completely out of shape. To that extent, we are all liars on numerous occasions.Sidney Poitier
I wouldn't change a single thing, because one change alters every moment that follows it.Sidney Poitier
My father was the quintessential husband and dad.Sidney Poitier
My father was very big on marriage.Sidney Poitier
So I had to be careful. I recognized the responsibility that, whether I liked it or not, I had to accept whatever the obligation was. That was to behave in a manner, to carry myself in such a professional way, as if there ever is a reflection, it's a positive one.Sidney Poitier
So I'm OK with myself, with history, my work, who I am and who I was.Sidney Poitier
To simply wake up every morning a better person than when I went to bed.Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier's Popularity
Sidney Poitier is a famous American actor and director, who was born on February 20, 1927. As a person born on this date, Sidney Poitier is listed in our database as the 9th most popular celebrity for the day (February 20) and the 4th most popular for the year (1927).
People born on February 20 fall under the Zodiac sign of Pisces, the Fish. Sidney Poitier is the 228th most popular Pisces.
Aside from information specific to Sidney Poitier's birthday, Sidney Poitier is the 1959th most famous American and ranks 22nd in famous people born in Miami, Florida, U.S.
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