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Sidney Poitier

Born on February 20, 1927 in Miami, FL
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Sidney Poitier was to Hollywood what Jackie Robinson was to major league baseball: simply put, the man who broke the color barrier. An actor, director, and producer, he forever altered the racial perceptions long held by both motion picture audiences ... Read Full Biography
Year Award Category Movie Result
1967 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama In the Heat of the Night Nominated
1965 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama A Patch of Blue Nominated
1963 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actor Lilies of the Field Won
1963 Berlin International Film Festival Silver Bear for Best Actor Lilies of the Field Won
1963 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Lilies of the Field Won
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