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Sidney Poitier

A native of Cat Island, The Bahamas (though born in Miami during a mainland visit by his parents), Poitier grew up in poverty as the son of farmers Evelyn (Outten) and Reginald James Poitier, who also drove a cab. He had little formal education and at the age of 15 was sent to Miami to live with his brother, in order to forestall a growing ...

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Feb 20, 1927 In Miami, Florida, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Black History: Lost Stolen, or Strayed
Latest Project:
Movie B.B. King: The Life of Riley 2014-05-01

Won 1 Oscar. Another 24 wins & 36 nominations.

Known For
Poster of The Jackal
Poster of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Poster of In the Heat of the Night
Poster of Lilies of the Field
Movie The EE British Academy Film Awards Unknown 2016
Movie Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age Unknown 2016
Series Inside Edition Unknown 2015
Movie The Edison Language Academy Unknown 2015
Movie The Oscars Unknown 2014-03-02
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... Unknown 2014-03-01
Movie B.B. King: The Life of Riley Unknown 2014-05-01
Movie The Oscars Unknown 2013
Movie The Watsons Go to Birmingham Unknown 2013
Series Live with Kelly and Michael Unknown 2013
Movie Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You Unknown 2013
Movie The March Unknown 2013-08-27
Movie 44th NAACP Image Awards Unknown 2013-02-01
Movie The Journey Part 1 Unknown 2012
Series Oprah's Master Class Unknown 2012-01-08
Movie The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 2012-01-15
Movie 43rd NAACP Image Awards Unknown 2012
Series CBS News Sunday Morning Unknown 2012
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Shirley MacLaine Unknown 2012
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Morgan Freeman Himself 2011-06-19
Movie The Loving Story Unknown 2011
Movie Sing Your Song Unknown 2011
Movie Islands of Life Unknown 2011
Movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Unknown 2010
Movie Salvation Road Unknown 2010
Series Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood Unknown 2010
Movie Vixen Highway 2006: It Came from Uranus! Unknown 2010
Movie Founding Fathers: Sir Stafford Sands Unknown 2009
Movie Artists of the Bahamas Unknown 2008
Movie Sidney Poitier, un outsider à Hollywood Unknown 2008
Movie Stand Up to Cancer Unknown 2008
Movie 39th NAACP Image Awards Unknown 2008-02-14
Movie The 80th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 2008-02-24
Movie Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia Unknown 2007-09-20
Movie The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special Unknown 2007
Movie Classified X Unknown 2007-03-12
Movie Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Unknown 2007
Movie Building a Dream: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Himself 2007-02-26
Movie Bicentennial Nigger Unknown 2006
Movie The Lew Rudin Way Unknown 2006
Movie AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies Unknown 2006
Movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Unknown 2006
Movie Legends Ball Unknown 2006-05-22
Movie 2006 BAFTA/LA Cunard Britannia Awards Unknown 2006
Movie Ali Rap Unknown 2006-12-09
Movie 36th NAACP Image Awards Unknown 2005
Movie The Black Movie Awards Unknown 2005
Movie Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That Unknown 2005
Movie 2005 BAFTA/LA Cunard Britannia Awards Unknown 2005
Movie Tell Them Who You Are Unknown 2004
Movie Hollywood Legenden Unknown 2004
Movie TV in Black: The First Fifty Years Unknown 2004-01-20
Series Tavis Smiley Unknown 2004-01-05
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie The Making of 'Sneakers' Himself 2003-06-03
Movie Century of Black Cinema Unknown 2003-06-24
Movie Muhammad Ali's All-Star 60th Birthday Celebration! Unknown 2002-01-16
Series Bravo Profiles Unknown 2002
Series Exclusif Unknown 2002
Movie Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion Unknown 2002-02-10
Series Cinema 3 Unknown 2002
Movie The 74th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 2002-03-24
Movie 2002 Trumpet Awards Unknown 2002
Movie Gala Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary with 90 Stars for 90 Years Unknown 2002
Series American Dreams Unknown 2002-09-29
Movie The Making of 'Changing Lanes' Unknown 2002
Movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Unknown 2002
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand Unknown 2001
Movie The Last Brickmaker in America Unknown 2001
Movie Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey Unknown 2001
Movie 32nd NAACP Image Awards Unknown 2001
Movie The BBC and the BAFTA Tribute to Michael Caine Unknown 2000
Movie 6th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 2000-03-12
Movie Playboy: The Party Continues Unknown 2000
Movie The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn Unknown 1999
Series The Directors Unknown 1999-03-02
Movie ABC 2000: The Millennium Unknown 1999-12-31
Movie David and Lisa Unknown 1998
Movie The Making of 'The Jackal' Unknown 1998
Movie Free of Eden Unknown 1998
Movie Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist Unknown 1998
Movie Small Steps, Big Strides: The Black Experience in Hollywood Unknown 1998
Series The Howard Stern Radio Show Unknown 1998-08-22
Movie The 70th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1998-03-23
Movie League of Legends Unknown 1998
Movie Mandela and de Klerk Unknown 1997
Series The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1997
Movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Unknown 1997-12-26
Movie The Jackal FBI Deputy Director Carter Preston 1997-11-14
Movie 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years Unknown 1997
Movie The 68th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1996
Movie To Sir, with Love II Unknown 1996
Series Omnibus Unknown 1996
Series The O'Reilly Factor Unknown 1996-10-07
Movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Unknown 1995
Movie Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick Unknown 1995
Movie Children of the Dust Unknown 1995
Movie A Century of Cinema Unknown 1994
Series American Masters Unknown 1994
Movie 100 Years at the Movies Unknown 1994
Movie An American Reunion: The People's Inaugural Celebration Unknown 1993
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor Himself 1993-05-06
Series Corazón, corazón Unknown 1993-07-04
Movie Sneakers Donald Crease 1992-09-11
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Sidney Poitier Unknown 1992
Movie Separate But Equal Unknown 1991
Movie 7th Annual American Cinema Awards Unknown 1990
Movie 22nd NAACP Image Awards Unknown 1990
Movie Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come Unknown 1990-12-16
Movie Ghost Dad Unknown 1990
Movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Unknown 1989
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gregory Peck Himself 1989
Movie Little Nikita Unknown 1988
Movie The18th Annual Nosotros Golden Eagle Awards Unknown 1988
Movie Shoot to Kill Unknown 1988
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon Unknown 1988
Series CBS This Morning Unknown 1988
Movie The Princess Grace Foundation Special Gala Tribute to Cary Grant Unknown 1988
Movie The USA Today's 5th Anniversary Gala Unknown 1987
Movie The Annual ACLU Honors: A Salute to Michael Douglas Unknown 1987
Series Biography Unknown 1987-04-06
Movie Bopha! Unknown 1986
Movie The 58th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1986
Series The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986-09-08
Movie The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn Unknown 1986
Movie Night of 100 Stars II Unknown 1985-03-10
Movie Fast Forward Unknown 1985
Series Larry King Live Unknown 1985-06-03
Movie Black Hollywood Himself 1984-11-28
Movie Hanky Panky Unknown 1982-06-04
Series Entertainment Tonight Unknown 1981-09-14
Movie The Third Annual Black Achievement Awards Unknown 1980
Movie Stir Crazy Unknown 1980
Movie Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist Unknown 1979
Movie The 16th Annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner of National Conference of Christians and Jews Unknown 1979
Movie The American Film Institute's 10th Anniversary Special Unknown 1977
Series The Mike Douglas Show Unknown 1977
Movie A Piece of the Action Unknown 1977
Movie America at the Movies Unknown 1976
Movie Let's Do It Again Unknown 1975
Movie The Wilby Conspiracy Unknown 1975
Series Good Morning America Unknown 1975-01-06
Movie Uptown Saturday Night Unknown 1974
Series ABC Late Night Unknown 1973-01-01
Movie A Warm December Unknown 1973
Series The New Bill Cosby Show Unknown 1972
Movie Buck and the Preacher Unknown 1972
Movie Brother John Unknown 1971
Movie The Organization Unknown 1971
Movie King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis Unknown 1970
Movie They Call Me Mister Tibbs! Unknown 1970
Series Film Night Unknown 1970-02-12
Movie The Lost Man Unknown 1969
Movie The 41st Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1969
Series The Dick Cavett Show Unknown 1968-03-04
Movie The 40th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1968
Movie For Love of Ivy Unknown 1968
Movie Black History: Lost Stolen, or Strayed Unknown 1968
Movie To Sir, with Love Unknown 1967
Movie The 39th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1967
Movie In the Heat of the Night Unknown 1967
Series The Joey Bishop Show Unknown 1967-04-17
Movie Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Unknown 1967-12-12
Series ABC Stage 67 Unknown 1967
Movie Duel at Diablo Unknown 1966
Movie The Strolling '20s Unknown 1966
Movie The 37th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1965
Movie The Slender Thread Unknown 1965
Movie The Greatest Story Ever Told Unknown 1965
Movie A Patch of Blue Unknown 1965
Movie A Cinderella Named Elizabeth Unknown 1965
Movie The Bedford Incident Unknown 1965
Movie Freedom Spectacular Unknown 1964-05-14
Movie The 36th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1964-04-13
Movie The Long Ships Unknown 1964
Movie Lilies of the Field Unknown 1963
Movie Pressure Point Unknown 1962
Movie Paris Blues Unknown 1961
Series The Jack Paar Tonight Show Unknown 1961
Movie A Raisin in the Sun Unknown 1961
Movie The 15th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1961
Series Sunday Showcase Unknown 1960
Movie All the Young Men Unknown 1960
Series Cinépanorama Unknown 1959
Movie Porgy and Bess Unknown 1959
Movie Our Virgin Island Unknown 1958
Movie The Defiant Ones Unknown 1958
Movie Something of Value Unknown 1957
Movie Edge of the City Unknown 1957
Movie The Mark of the Hawk Unknown 1957
Movie Band of Angels Unknown 1957
Movie Good-bye, My Lady Unknown 1956
Movie Blackboard Jungle Unknown 1955
Series Ponds Theater Unknown 1954
Movie Go Man Go Unknown 1954
Movie Red Ball Express Unknown 1952
Series CBS Television Workshop Unknown 1952
Series The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse Unknown 1952
Movie Cry, the Beloved Country Unknown 1951
Movie No Way Out Unknown 1950
Movie From Whence Cometh My Help Unknown 1949
Movie Sepia Cinderella Unknown 1947