Sidney Poitier was known for his role as the tenacious detective in “In The Heat of The Night”. Sidney Poitier was the first African American to win an academy award for best actor for his role in “Lilies Of The Field”. Snoop Dogg Is Now The Official Owner Of Death Row
Born In Miami Florida, Mr. Poitier got his start in Hollywood when he became the understudy for Harry Belafonte. Through his ground breaking movie roles, Sidney Poitier lived a life of a trailblazer. Turning down roles they were demeaning to his race, Sidney Poitier lived a life of integrity and left a lasting legacy that won’t be forgotten. Sidney Poitier: Hollywood trailblazer dies aged 94
Sidney Poitier was also a key player in the civil rights movement. Whether it was delivering money to freedom fighters or helping to organize the 1963 march on Washington, Mr. Poitier sought to make this world a better place.
Sidney Poitier was awarded the presidential medal of freedom, which is the highest award a civilian can receive, by Barack Obama in 2009. Poitier Is survived by his wife Joanna and six children.