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Sidney Poitier Biography (1927–)

Hollywood icon Sidney Poitier was the first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, receiving the honor in 1964 for his performance in ‘Lilies of the Field.’ Who Is Sidney Poitier? Sidney Poitier was born on February 20, 1927, in Miami, Florida. After a delinquency-filled youth and a …

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