7 Classic Sidney Poitier Movies



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With an elegant and quietly commanding personality, Sidney Poitier became the first African-American to win Best Actor at the Academy Awards. Because of his refusal to compromise his principals and his insistence on taking roles that avoided stereotypical depictions of blacks, Poitier earned the respect of audiences and his peers. As in Major League Baseball with Jackie Robinson in the 1940s, Poitier broke down barriers and paved the way for others to follow.

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7 Classic Sidney Poitier Movies

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