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Sidney Poitier

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In office April 15, 1997 – 2007

Source: Wikipedia

Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE (/ˈpwɑːtjeɪ/ or /ˈpwɑːti.eɪ/; born February 20, 1927), is a Bahamian-American actor, film director, author and diplomat.

Fact file

  • Monarch: Elizabeth II
  • Prime Minister: Hubert Ingraham (1999–02; 2007–12) Perry Christie (2002–07; 2012–present)
  • Born: February 20, 1927 (age 88) Miami, Florida
  • Citizenship: The Bahamas United States
  • Spouse(s): Juanita Hardy (1950–1965) Joanna Shimkus (1976–present)
  • Children: Beverly Poitier Pamela Poitier Sherri Poitier Gina Poitier Anika Poitier Sydney Tamiia
  • Occupation: Actor, director, author, diplomat

Read more about Sidney Poitier at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2019-06-07 15:15:28
“He’s our shining prince,” director Ava Duvernay told Variety on the red carpet. “He truly is the embodiment of the totality of black masculinity that has been missing for so many years on screen before he arrived. He has picked up the baton of Sidney Poitier and the other greats ...

Past Tense: Rare, Early Glimpses of Sidney Poitier
NY Times Movies, 2019-02-20 18:25:20
On the actor’s 92nd birthday, photos from early in his career show how he elegantly carried “the terrific burden” of the hopes and aspirations of an entire people.

Variety, 2018-10-02 16:45:54
Actress and showbiz royal Sidney Tamiia Poitier, daughter of Oscar-winning silver-screen legend Sidney Poitier and actress Joanna Shimkus, seeks the sale of a freshly updated 1940s bungalow on a tree-lined block in an desirable if unsung section of Sherman Oaks, Calif., at a soupçon shy of $1.4 million — well ...

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