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. Dwight Schultz married former actress Wendy Fulton (Bare Essence) in 1983 and has a daughter named Ava. He acted in the first run of "Raisin in the Sun" on Broadway in 1959, and in its Hollywood adaptation in 1961. His voice credits include numerous video games and cartoons. His other films include:. In the late 1980s and early 1990s Dwight had a recurring role as Lieutenant Reginald Barclay in Star Trek: The Next Generation and then Star Trek: Voyager (as well as the film Star Trek: First Contact). Dwight is also known for his incredible voice talent. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2002. Robert Oppenheimer.

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. Schultz has appeared in films including The Fan (1981), as Broadway actress Lauren Bacall's director, and Fat Man Little Boy (1989), as J. He was born in Miami, Florida and grew up on Cat Island in the Bahamas. "Howlin' Mad" Murdock" on the 1980s action show The A-Team. Sidney Poitier (born February 20, 1927) is an American actor. He first made his name on TV as "H.M. 1958: Foreign: Sidney Poitier for The Defiant Ones. William Dwight Schultz (born November 24, 1947) , a stage, Television and Film actor, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

1958: Sidney Poitier for The Defiant Ones. Thin Ice (1981). 1963: Sidney Poitier for Lilies of the Field. Dial 'M' for Murder (1981). 1964: Sidney Poitier, Lilies of the Field. Bitter Harvest (1981). 1992: Sidney Poitier. The A-Team (1983).

1995: Sidney Poitier. When Your Lover Leaves (1983). 2000: Sidney Poitier, The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn. "The Case of the Sinister Spirit" (1987). 2001: Sidney Poitier. "The Case of the Musical Murder" (1989). Rick Harris, John Runnette (producers) & Sidney Poitier for The Measure of a Man. Perry Mason

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    Grammy Awards of 2001

      . A Killer Among Us (1990). In the Heat of the Night about a murder investigation in a small Mississippi town. Last Wish (1992). To Sir, with Love, a fact-based movie about a young teacher in an inner-city neighbourhood. Child of Rage (1992). A Patch of Blue, about a blind white girl and a black man who is moved to help her to a better life. Woman with a Past (1992).

      Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, a film about an inter-racial romance and a white liberal's reaction to it. Victim of Love: The Shannon Mohr Story (1993). His on-screen singing voice was provided by opera singer Robert McFerrin, father of Bobby McFerrin. "The Long Dark" (1994). Porgy and Bess, based on the famous opera, in the title role of Porgy along side Dorothy Dandridge as Bess. Babylon 5

        . The Defiant Ones, for which he won the British Academy Award for Best Actor in 1958. "Hollow Pursuits" (1990).

        "Nth Degree" (1991). "Realm of Fear" (1992). "Ship in a Bottle" (1993). "Genesis" (1994).

        Star Trek: The Next Generation

          . Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills (1994). Hart to Hart: Till Death Do Us Hart (1996). "The Gamekeeper" (1998).

          Stargate SG-1

            . The Chimp Channel (1999). "Projections" (1995). "Pathfinder" (1999).

            "Inside Man" (2000). "Life Line" (2000). "Author, Author" (2001). "Endgame, Part I" (2001).

            "Endgame, Part II" (2001). Star Trek: Voyager

              . The Fan (1981). Alone in the Dark (1982).

              The Long Walk Home (1989). Fat Man and Little Boy (1989). The Temp (1993). Enola Gay and the Atomic Bombing of Japan (1995).

              Star Trek: First Contact (1996). The First Men on the Moon (1999).

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