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      Sidney Poitier

      Sidney Poitier

      Highest Rated: 100% Deadly Pursuit (1988)

      Lowest Rated: 6% Ghost Dad (1990)

      Birthday: Feb 20, 1927

      Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA

      As elegant and quietly commanding a personality as ever graced motion pictures, Sidney Poitier came to the fore of American culture in the 1950s and 1960s as a fine actor, and as an ambassador of America's long-delayed civil rights movement. While other actors and actresses of color made impact before and after him, Poitier in his time leveraged his mesmerizing screen presence into a culture-changing force. His very first film set off a chain of events that freed his native Bahamas of British colonial rule, and from there he not only became the first black Best Actor Oscar winner - for "Lilies of the Field" (1963) - but was the number-one box-office draw in 1967 in a triumvirate of movies: "In the Heat of the Night" (1967), "To Sir, with Love" (1967) and "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" (1967). The regal Poitier's influence as an admirable role model of any color could not be underestimated. As he phased himself out of entertainment, his worldwide prestige would allow his native Bahamas to call on him to take on the new role of diplomat and representative to the United Nations. Simply put, Sidney Poitier became a beloved national treasure and symbol of a struggle almost as old as the United States itself.

      Highest rated movies

      Deadly Pursuit
      Nationtime
      In the Heat of the Night
      Sing Your Song
      Lilies of the Field
      Cry, the Beloved Country
      The Defiant Ones To Sir, With Love

      Photos

      THE LOST MAN, Sidney Poitier, 1969 BAND OF ANGELS, Sidney Poitier, 1957 A PATCH OF BLUE, Sidney Poitier, 1965 A PATCH OF BLUE, from left: Sidney Poitier, Elizabeth Hartman, 1965 A PATCH OF BLUE, Sidney Poitier, 1965 IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, Sidney Poitier, 1967 BUCK AND THE PREACHER, Sidney Poitier, directing a scene, 1972 BUCK AND THE PREACHER, Sidney Poitier, 1972 CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY, Sidney Poitier, Canada Lee, 1952 DUEL AT DIABLO, Sidney Poitier, James Garner, 1966 THE DEFIANT ONES, Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis, 1958 THE DEFIANT ONES, Sidney Poitier, 1958 THE DEFIANT ONES, Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis, 1958 THE DEFIANT ONES, Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, 1958 CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY, Sidney Poitier, 1952. MARK OF THE HAWK, Eartha Kitt, Sidney Poitier, 1958 THE DEFIANT ONES, Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, 1958 BROTHER JOHN, Will Geer, Sidney Poitier, 1971 MARK OF THE HAWK, Eartha Kitt, Sidney Poitier, 1958 THE DEFIANT ONES, Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, 1958

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Star Without a Star: The Untold Juanita Moore Story Self - 2022
      100% 100% Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me Self - 2017
      100% No Score Yet Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart Self - 2017
      95% 79% Sing Your Song Unknown (Character) $47.7K 2011
      No Score Yet 68% The Last Brickmaker in America Henry Cobb (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey Narrator - 2001
      No Score Yet 78% Free of Eden Will Cleamons (Character),
      Executive Producer
      - 1999
      No Score Yet 84% The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn Noah Dearborn (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 67% David and Lisa Dr. Jack Miller (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 70% Mandela and de Klerk Nelson Mandela (Character) - 1997
      24% 51% The Jackal Carter Preston (Character) $54.9M 1997
      No Score Yet 58% To Sir, With Love II Mark Thackeray (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 75% A Good Day to Die Gypsy Smith (Character) - 1995
      80% 80% Sneakers Donald Crease (Character) $50.6M 1992
      83% 78% Separate But Equal Unknown (Character) - 1991
      6% 32% Ghost Dad Director $20.9M 1990
      100% 64% Deadly Pursuit Warren Stantin (Character) $29.3M 1988
      53% 45% Little Nikita Roy Parmenter (Character) $1.5M 1988
      No Score Yet 83% Fast Forward Director - 1985
      45% 31% Hanky Panky Director - 1982
      69% 75% Stir Crazy Director - 1980
      No Score Yet 75% Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist Narrator - 1979
      No Score Yet 80% A Piece of the Action Manny Durrell (Character),
      Director
      - 1977
      67% 45% The Wilby Conspiracy Shack Twala (Character) - 1975
      60% 86% Let's Do It Again Clyde Williams (Character),
      Director
      - 1975
      67% 80% Uptown Saturday Night Steve Jackson (Character),
      Director
      - 1974
      No Score Yet 50% A Warm December Dr. Matt Younger (Character),
      Director
      - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nationtime: Gary Narrator - 1972
      100% No Score Yet Nationtime Narrator (Character) - 1972
      84% 62% Buck and the Preacher Buck (Character),
      Director
      - 1972
      25% 29% The Organization Virgil Tibbs (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 53% Brother John John Kane (Character) - 1971
      50% 36% They Call Me Mister Tibbs! Virgil Tibbs (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 50% The Lost Man Jason Higgs (Character) - 1969
      43% 52% For Love of Ivy Jack Parks (Character) - 1968
      90% 88% To Sir, With Love Mark Thackeray (Character) - 1967
      71% 85% Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Dr. John Wade Prentice (Character) - 1967
      96% 92% In the Heat of the Night Virgil Tibbs (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 59% Duel at Diablo Toller (Character) - 1966
      71% 74% The Slender Thread Alan Newell (Character) - 1965
      89% 91% A Patch of Blue Gordon Ralfe (Character) - 1965
      86% 75% The Bedford Incident Ben Munceford (Character) - 1965
      54% 39% The Long Ships Aly Mansuh (Character) - 1964
      92% 86% Lilies of the Field Homer Smith (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 76% Pressure Point Doctor (Character) - 1962
      67% 68% Paris Blues Eddie Cook (Character) - 1961
      90% 86% A Raisin in the Sun Walter Lee Younger (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 45% All the Young Men Sgt. Eddie Towler (Character) - 1960
      72% 78% Porgy and Bess Porgy (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Virgin Island Marcus (Character) - 1959
      91% 88% The Defiant Ones Noah Cullen (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 73% The Mark of the Hawk Obam (Character) - 1958
      50% 48% Something of Value Kimani Wa Karanja (Character) - 1957
      60% 64% Band of Angels Rau-Ru (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 74% Edge of the City Tommy Tyler (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 86% Goodbye, My Lady Gates (Character) - 1956
      74% 78% Blackboard Jungle Gregory W. Miller (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Go, Man, Go! Inman Jackson (Character) - 1954
      92% 68% Cry, the Beloved Country Reverend Msimangu (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 50% Red Ball Express Robertson (Character) - 1952
      86% 82% No Way Out Dr. Luther Brooks (Character) - 1950

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 20/20 Guest 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Children of the Dust Unknown (Character) 1995