Sidney Poitier Dead at 94

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Sidney Poitier Dead at 94

Sidney Poitier, the actor and activist who broke shade limitations in Hollywood and starred in a number of the most iconic motion pictures ever made, has died.

The workplace of the Bahamian Minister of International Affairs has confirmed Sidney’s demise to TMZ … nevertheless, the circumstances surrounding his passing aren’t but recognized, nor do we all know the place he died.

Poitier was the primary black man to win an Oscar for Finest Actor for his starring position in “Lilies of the Area” in 1963.

Sidney’s roles are legendary … starring as Mark Thackeray in “To Sir With Love,” and Detective Virgil Tibbs in “Within the Warmth of the Night time” in 1967. You understand, he delivered the well-known line, “They name me Mr. Tibbs.”

He additionally starred in “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” additionally launched in 1967.

Simply take into consideration that … all 3 unbelievable motion pictures had been launched the identical 12 months.

Poitier was a tireless civil rights activist … he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 by President Obama for his work.

Poitier, who’s a twin citizen of the U.S. and the Bahamas, served from 1997-2007 as Bahamian Ambassador to Japan.

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10/11/16

TMZ.com

Poitier is survived by his spouse of 45 years, Joanna and 6 daughters.

Sidney was 94.

RIP

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