Sidney Poitier Net Worth is$65 Million
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Profession: Actor, Film Director, Musician
Date of Birth: Feb 20, 1927
Nicknames: Sidney L. Poitier
Height: 1.892 m
Ethnicity: African American
Country: United States of America
Sidney Poitier is a Bahamian American actor, film director, author and diplomat with a net worth of $65 million. Sidney Poitier acquired that net worth as a celebrated actor and director, he was the first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor. Poitier was born in Miami, Florida.
Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE ( /'pw?:tje?/ or /'pw?:ti.e?/; born February 20, 1927) is a Bahamian American actor, film director, author, and diplomat.
In 1963, Poitier became the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Lilies of the Field. The significance of this achievement was later bolstered in 1967 when he starred in three well-received films To Sir, with Love; In the Heat of the Night; and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, making him the top box office star of that year. In all three films, issues revolve around the race of the characters Poitier portrays. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Poitier among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time, ranking 22nd on the list of 25.
Poitier has directed a number of popular movies such as A Piece of the Action; Uptown Saturday Night, and Let's Do It Again (with friend Bill Cosby), and Stir Crazy (starring Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder). In 2002, 38 years after receiving the Best Actor Award, Poitier was chosen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to receive an Honorary Award, designated "To Sidney Poitier in recognition of his remarkable accomplishments as an artist and as a human being." Since 1997 he has been the Bahamian ambassador to Japan. On August 12, 2009, Sidney Poitier was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States of America's highest civilian honor, by President Barack Obama.
Sidney Poitier was born in Miami, in Coconut Grove, where his Bahamian parents, Evelyn (nee Outten) and Reginald James Poitier, traveled to sell tomatoes and other produce from their farm on Cat Island. His birth was two months premature and he was not expected to survive, but his parents remained three months in Miami to nurse him to health. Because of his birth in the U.S., he automatically gained U.S. citizenship. Poitier was raised in a Roman Catholic family. He grew up with his family on Cat Island, The Bahamas, then a British colony. At age 10, he moved to Nas

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Happy birthday Sidney Poitier! His top 10 film roles

Sidney Poitier, the beloved black film icon, turns 87 years old today. The actor-director has largely stayed out of the limelight in the past decade and he hasn’t appeared on the big screen since 1997. Still, Poitier has left behind an impressive legacy ...
Posted: February 20, 2014, 8:45 am

Oscar win proved Sidney Poitier was second to none

It has been 50 years since Sidney Poitier became the first African-American to win an Academy Award for best actor. He won for his role in Lilies of the Field (he had also been nominated for best actor for The Defiant Ones five years earlier), and though ...
Posted: February 25, 2014, 4:56 pm

Black Rappers’ Silence on #BlackLivesMatter is Deafening

And I wish we could return to a time where Black entertainers LEAD marches and civil rights initiatives (like Harry Belafonte and Sidney Poitier), but those days are dead and gone. Fortunately, we don’t NEED any celebrity to fight with us, because many ...
Posted: November 26, 2014, 1:21 pm

Harry Belafonte & Sidney Poitier on Stage Together. That Should Be Enough, But There's More (Video)

The moment when Sidney Poitier joined him on the stage was magical and moving. I watch and I think about the years of life experiences between the 2, and the countless stories they could tell the rest of us that would probably trump any work of fiction.
Posted: November 10, 2014, 12:29 pm

Famous People Who Lead Double Lives

David Poitier was not son of famous actor Sidney Poitier. He was just the son of an attorney who learned that famous, wealthy people would believe what he said, and conned his way into the homes and bank accounts of celebrities and socialites.
Posted: November 18, 2014, 6:26 am
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