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Poitier's uncle believed that the Poitier ancestors on his father's side had migrated from Haiti ,  and were probably among the runaway slaves who established maroon communities throughout the Bahamas, including Cat Island.
He noted that Poitier is a French name, and that there were no white Poitiers from the Bahamas. In , his wife's estate on Cat Island had 86 slaves, who kept the name Poitier, a name that had been introduced into the Anglosphere since the Norman conquest in the 11th century.
Poitier lived with his family on Cat Island until he was 10, when they moved to Nassau. There he was exposed to the modern world, where he saw his first automobile, first experienced electricity, plumbing, refrigeration, and motion pictures.
At age 15, he was sent to Miami to live with his brother's large family. At 16, he moved to New York City and held a string of jobs as a dishwasher.
He was assigned to a Veteran's Administration hospital in Northport, New York , and was trained to work with psychiatric patients. Poitier became upset with how the hospital treated its patients, and feigned mental illness to obtain a discharge.
Poitier confessed to a psychiatrist that he was faking his condition, but the doctor was sympathetic and granted his discharge under Section VIII of Army regulation in December After leaving the Army he worked as a dishwasher until a successful audition landed him a spot with the American Negro Theater.
Poitier joined the American Negro Theater, but was rejected by audiences. Contrary to what was expected of black actors at the time, Poitier's tone deafness made him unable to sing.
On his second attempt at the theater, he was noticed and given a leading role in the Broadway production Lysistrata , for which, though it ran a failing four days, he received an invitation to understudy for Anna Lucasta.
By late , he had to choose between leading roles on stage and an offer to work for Darryl F. Zanuck in the film No Way Out His performance in No Way Out , as a doctor treating a Caucasian bigot played by Richard Widmark , was noticed and led to more roles, each considerably more interesting and more prominent than those most African-American actors of the time were offered.
In , he traveled to South Africa with the African-American actor Canada Lee to star in the film version of Cry, the Beloved Country.
Miller, a member of an incorrigible high-school class in Blackboard Jungle In he starred alongside Tony Curtis in director Stanley Kramer's The Defiant Ones.
Poitier and Curtis play prisoners chained-together who escape custody when the truck transporting them crashes and to avoid re-capture they must work cooperatively despite their mutual dislike.
The film was a critical and commercial success with the performances of both Poitier and Curtis being praised. Both actors received the same nomination at the Golden Globes, but probably due to vote splitting between the two of them, neither won either award.
Poitier did win the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for Best Foreign Actor and the Berlin Film Festival's Silver Bear Award.
He was also the first black actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for Lilies of the Field in James Baskett was the first African-American male to receive an Oscar, an Honorary Academy Award for his performance as Uncle Remus in the Walt Disney production of Song of the South in , while Hattie McDaniel predated them both, winning as Best Supporting Actress for her role in 's Gone with the Wind , making her the first black person to be nominated for and receive an Oscar.
His satisfaction at this honor was undermined by his concerns that this award was more of the industry congratulating itself for having him as a token and it would inhibit him from asking for more substantive considerations afterward.
He acted in the first production of A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway in , and later starred in the film version released in He also gave memorable performances in The Bedford Incident , and A Patch of Blue co-starring Elizabeth Hartman and Shelley Winters.
In , he was the most successful draw at the box office, the commercial peak of his career, with three popular films, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner ; To Sir, with Love and In the Heat of the Night.
The last film featured his most successful character, Virgil Tibbs , a Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , detective whose subsequent career was the subject of two sequels: They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!
Many of the films in which Poitier starred during the s would later be cited as social thrillers by both filmmakers and critics. To win his role as Dr.
Poitier began to be criticized for being typecast as over-idealized African-American characters who were not permitted to have any sexuality or personality faults, such as his character in Guess Who's Coming To Dinner.
Poitier was aware of this pattern himself, but was conflicted on the matter. He wanted more varied roles; but he also felt obliged to set an example with his characters, by challenging old stereotypes as he was the only major actor of African descent being cast in leading roles in the American film industry, at that time.
For instance, in , he turned down an opportunity to play the lead in an NBC television production of Othello with that spirit in mind.
In , Poitier received the Honorary Academy Award for his overall contribution to American cinema. Later in the ceremony, Denzel Washington won the award for Best Actor for his performance in Training Day becoming the second black actor to win the award.
In his victory speech Washington saluted Poitier by saying "I'll always be chasing you, Sidney. I'll always be following in your footsteps. There's nothing I would rather do, sir.
With the death of Ernest Borgnine in , he became the oldest living man to have won the Academy Award for Best Actor. He was given a standing ovation.
Jolie thanked him for all his Hollywood contributions, stating "we are in your debt". Poitier gave a brief acceptance speech, telling his peers to "keep up the wonderful work" to warm applause.
Poitier directed several films, the most successful being the Richard Pryor - Gene Wilder comedy Stir Crazy , which for many years was the highest-grossing film directed by a person of African descent.
Poitier replaced the original director, Joseph Sargent. The trio of Poitier, Cosby, and Belafonte reunited, with Poitier again directing, in Uptown Saturday Night.
He eventually got a leading role in the Broadway play called Lysistrata and he got excellent reviews. At the end of , he got a job working for Darryl F.
Zanuck in the movie No Way Out He played a doctor treating a white bigot. After this job, he soon got more movie roles.
The acting jobs he got were better and more interesting than the roles most black actors played at the time.
In , he played a member of an badly behaved high school class in Blackboard Jungle. This was an important role in Poitier's career.
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Inside Biography 1 Who is Sidney Poitier? He next helmed A Warm December , a melodrama that featured Poitier as a widowed doctor who falls in love with a woman Esther Anderson who has sickle cell anemia.
Both films were disappointments at the box office, but the comedy Uptown Saturday Night was an enormous hit, thanks to the chemistry between Poitier and costars Bill Cosby and Belafonte.
Poitier did not act in Stir Crazy , which featured Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor as a pair of losers who are mistakenly sent to prison; the film was an enormous box-office hit.
Poitier had less success with Hanky Panky , which teamed Wilder and his real-life wife, Gilda Radner , and Fast Forward , a musical about break dancers.
After more than a decadelong break from acting, in Poitier appeared in the action thrillers Shoot to Kill and Little Nikita. His other films include Sneakers and The Jackal , but most of his later credits were made-for-television movies, notably Separate but Equal and Mandela and de Klerk , in which he played Thurgood Marshall and Nelson Mandela , respectively.
His final role was in The Last Brickmaker in America , a TV movie about a grieving widower whose job is becoming obsolete. In he was awarded the U.
Presidential Medal of Freedom. Poitier chronicled his experiences in This Life and The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography Life Beyond Measure: Letters to My Great-Granddaughter was a volume of advice and insights in epistolary form.
He eventually made his way to the ANT stage, filling in for Harry Belafonte in their production of Days of Our Youth.
In , Poitier appeared in a Broadway production of Lysistrata to great acclaim. His success in that role landed him another in the play Anna Lucasta , and for the next few years Poitier toured the country with the all-Black production.
The following year, he lit up the screen as a leading man in the musical Porgy and Bess , co-starring with Dorothy Dandridge.
Both this film and his impressive turn in the film adaptation of A Raisin in the Sun helped make the actor a top star.
In , Poitier claimed the Best Actor Academy Award for his performance in Lilies of the Field — the first win by an African American actor in this category.
The accolade helped make Poitier cinema's first Caribbean American superstar, one who consciously defied racial stereotyping.He was always judged twice: once for his performance and once for the worth of that performance to the advancement of human relations. James MacArthur, 85 min Stars: min Er war der erste The Voice 2021 Ganze Folge Schauspieler, dem diese Auszeichnung verliehen wurde, und die zweite schwarze Person überhaupt, die von der Filmakademie ausgezeichnet wurde. Bester Hauptdarsteller birthday N3 Rotes Sofa February 20 seine Rolle in Lilien auf dem Felde Lilies. Geburtstag von S. 10/6/ · Sidney Poitier was born on February 20, , in Miami, Florida. He arrived two and a half months prematurely while his Bahamian parents were on vacation in Miami. As soon as he was strong enough. Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE (born February 20, ) is an American-born Bahamian actor, movie director, author, and awardsplusnc.com became a star in American movies and plays which went against racial stereotypes, and made black actors more respected in mainstream roles.. From through , he was the Bahamian ambassador to Japan. 5/1/ · Sidney Poitier was born to mother Evelyn and father Reginald James Poitier on February 20, His parents were the poor Bahamian farmers who lived in Cat Island and used to sell tomatoes in Miami. He was born in Miami when his parents were there to sell off their tomatoes. His ethnicity is Afro-Bahamian.