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Sidney Poitier | Sidney Poitier

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Dec.06.2013
Over the next few weeks, lots of ink will be written about the legacy of Nelson Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid revolutionary who was imprisoned and then became a politician and philanthropist. He served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first black...
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Nov.02.2012
The oldest living Oscar-winning Best Actor received a unique honor. Prime Minister Perry Christie officially renamed the Paradise Island Bridge as the Sir Sidney Poitier Bridge as part of next month’s 40th anniversary celebration of Bahamian Independence. Hundreds of spectators cheered as...
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Feb.18.2011
Lorraine Hansberry. ``A Raisin in the Sun.'' A play about a black family integrating a Chicago neightborhood. First play on Broadway by a black female playwright. That was 1959. The film followed in 1961 starring Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Diane Sands. Hansberry had one more play: ``The Sign in...