Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier (born February 20, 1927) is an American actor. He was born in Miami, Florida and grew up on Cat Island in the Bahamas. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the 1963 film Lilies of the Field and was the first African-American actor to win this award. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2002.

His other films include:

  • The Defiant Ones, for which he won the British Academy Award for Best Actor in 1958.
  • Porgy and Bess, based on the famous opera, in the title role of Porgy along side Dorothy Dandridge as Bess. His on-screen singing voice was provided by opera singer Robert McFerrin, father of Bobby McFerrin.
  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, a film about an inter-racial romance and a white liberal's reaction to it
  • A Patch of Blue, about a blind white girl and a black man who is moved to help her to a better life
  • To Sir, with Love, a fact-based movie about a young teacher in an inner-city neighbourhood
  • In the Heat of the Night about a murder investigation in a small Mississippi town.

He acted in the first run of "Raisin in the Sun" on Broadway in 1959, and in its Hollywood adaptation in 1961.

In addition to authoring This Life (1980) and The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography (2000), Poitier has also served as the Bahamian ambassador to Japan since April of 1997.

Awards and recognition

Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album
  • Grammy Awards of 2001
    • Rick Harris, John Runnette (producers) & Sidney Poitier for The Measure of a Man
NAACP Image Award - Hall of Fame Award
  • 2001: Sidney Poitier
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
  • 2000: Sidney Poitier, The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn
Kennedy Center Honors
  • 1995: Sidney Poitier
AFI Life Achievement Award
  • 1992: Sidney Poitier
Golden Globe Awards: Film, Best Actor, Drama
  • 1964: Sidney Poitier, Lilies of the Field
Academy Award for Best Actor 
  • 1963: Sidney Poitier for Lilies of the Field
  • 1958: Sidney Poitier for The Defiant Ones
BAFTA Award for Best Actor
  • 1958: Foreign: Sidney Poitier for The Defiant Ones

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In addition to authoring This Life (1980) and The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography (2000), Poitier has also served as the Bahamian ambassador to Japan since April of 1997. Murnau's Nosferatu. He acted in the first run of "Raisin in the Sun" on Broadway in 1959, and in its Hollywood adaptation in 1961. Elias Merhige's Shadow of the Vampire, a fictional film loosely based on the historical facts surrounding the making of F.W. His other films include:. Max Shreck is portrayed by actor Willem Dafoe in E. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2002. The character Max Shreck in the 1992 film Batman Returns may be named in homage of Schreck.

He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the 1963 film Lilies of the Field and was the first African-American actor to win this award. Curiously, the word Schreck is also the German word for fright, or terror. He was born in Miami, Florida and grew up on Cat Island in the Bahamas. Their physiques do not match at all. Sidney Poitier (born February 20, 1927) is an American actor. Suggestions that Schreck was really actor Alfred Abel can be seen to be wrong when the two actors are seen together. 1958: Foreign: Sidney Poitier for The Defiant Ones. He was married to actress Fanny Normann, who appeared in a few films, often credited as Fanny Schreck.

1958: Sidney Poitier for The Defiant Ones. In 1926, Schreck returned to the Kammerspiele in Munich and continued to act in films right through the advent of sound until his death. 1963: Sidney Poitier for Lilies of the Field. Murnau expressed his repugnance over Die Finanzen des Grossherzogs (The Finances of the Grand Duke). 1964: Sidney Poitier, Lilies of the Field. Even the director, F.W. 1992: Sidney Poitier. Schreck did appear in a comedy, albeit poorly made.

1995: Sidney Poitier. No prints of this film remain today. 2000: Sidney Poitier, The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn. In 1923, Schreck appeared as a blind man in the acclaimed film Die Straße. 2001: Sidney Poitier. Schreck's Count Orlok, with its bald, rat shaped head and long spidery fingers remains a haunting character. Rick Harris, John Runnette (producers) & Sidney Poitier for The Measure of a Man. The company declared themselves bankrupt after the film's release to avoid paying copyright infringement costs to an irate Florence Stoker, the widow of Dracula author Bram Stoker.

Grammy Awards of 2001

    . In 1922 he was hired by Prana Film for their first and only production, Nosferatu. In the Heat of the Night about a murder investigation in a small Mississippi town. For three years between 1919 and 1922, Schreck appeared at the Kammerspiele in Munich whilst working on his first film Der Richter von Zalamea, adapted from a six act play, for Decla Bioscop. To Sir, with Love, a fact-based movie about a young teacher in an inner-city neighbourhood. Many of Reinhart's troupe made a huge contribution to the cinema. A Patch of Blue, about a blind white girl and a black man who is moved to help her to a better life. Schreck then joined Max Reinhart's celebrated company of performers back in Berlin.

    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, a film about an inter-racial romance and a white liberal's reaction to it. He made his stage debut in Messeritz and Speyer, and then toured Germany for two years appearing at theatres in Zittau, Erfurt, Bremen, Lucerne, Gera, and Frankfurt. His on-screen singing voice was provided by opera singer Robert McFerrin, father of Bobby McFerrin. He received his training at the Staatstheater in Berlin. Porgy and Bess, based on the famous opera, in the title role of Porgy along side Dorothy Dandridge as Bess. Along with Bela Lugosi and Christopher Lee, Schreck is considered among the classic portrayers of Dracula. The Defiant Ones, for which he won the British Academy Award for Best Actor in 1958. Max Schreck (June 11, 1879–November 26, 1936) was a German actor remembered today most for his lead role in Nosferatu.

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