RIP Sidney Poitier

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RIP Sidney Poitier

#1 Post by silverscreenselect » Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:41 am

First black male Oscar winner and one of the biggest box office draws of the 1960s. Films included Lillies of the Field (for which he won the Best Actor Oscar), In the Heat of the Night (for which Rod Steiger won an Oscar), and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (for which Katharine Hepburn won an Oscar).

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Re: RIP Sidney Poitier

#2 Post by tlynn78 » Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:51 am

Aw, damn. Getting to that age where my "classics" are disappearing.
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Re: RIP Sidney Poitier

#3 Post by silverscreenselect » Sat Jan 08, 2022 9:06 am

As impressive as Poitier's filmography is, he was absent from the screen for the entire decade of his 50s (although he directed three decent but not particularly memorable films during that time). Who knows what his career would have been like if he had another five or ten solid roles during that time?
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#4 Post by SportsFan68 » Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:56 pm

First Poitier movie I ever saw was Lilies of the Field on television. Most memorable for me was Heat of the Night, although that's maybe because I've seen it so many times. He was great.
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