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Sidney Poitier

Sunday, 20th February 1927 - Thursday, 6th January 2022
Miami, FL
USA


Following his discharge from the US army in 1944, Poitier joined the American Negro Theater in New York which led to film work and his breakout role in No Way Out (1950). Subsequenty he carved out a unique and astonishing career with many memorable performances in many memorable films: The Defiant Ones (1958), The Bedford Incident (1965), To Sir, With Love (1967), In the Heat of the Night (1967) to name but a few. Made his directorial debut with Buck and the Preacher (1972).


No Way Out
Doctor Luther Brooks
1950
Cry, the Beloved Country
Reverend Msimangu
1951
Red Ball Express
Robertson
1952
Go, Man, Go!
1954
Blackboard Jungle
Gregory Miller
1955
Good-bye, My Lady
1956
Goodbye, My Lady
1956
Something of Value
1957
Band of Angels
Rau-Rau
1957
Edge of the City
Tommy Tyler
1957
Defiant Ones
Noah Cullen
1958
Mark of the Hawk
Oban
1958
Porgy and Bess
Porgy
1959
Virgin Island
Marcus
1959
All the Young Men
Sgt. Eddie Towler
1960
Paris Blues
Eddie Cook
1961
Raisin in the Sun
Walter Lee Younger
1961
Pressure Point
Doctor
1962
Lilies of the Field
Homer Smith
1963
Long Ships
Aly Mansuh
1964
Greatest Story Ever Told
Simon of Cyrene
1965
Bedford Incident
Ben Munceford
1965
Patch of Blue
Gordon Ralphe
1965
Slender Thread
Alan Newell
1965
Slender Thread
Alan Newell
1965
Slender Thread
Alan Newell
1965
Slender Thread
Alan Newell
1965
Slender Thread
Alan Newell
1965
Slender Thread
Alan Newell
1965
Slender Thread
Alan Newell
1965
Slender Thread
Alan Newell
1965
Duel at Diablo
Toller
1966
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
John Wade Prentice
1967
In the Heat of the Night
Virgil Tibbs
1967
To Sir, with Love
Mark Thackeray
1967
To Sir, with Love
Mark Thackeray
1967
To Sir, with Love
Mark Thackeray
1967
To Sir, with Love
Mark Thackeray
1967
To Sir, with Love
Mark Thackeray
1967
To Sir, with Love
Mark Thackeray
1967
To Sir, with Love
Mark Thackeray
1967
To Sir, with Love
Mark Thackeray
1967
For Love of Ivy
Jack Parks
1968
Lost Man
Jason Higgs
1969
They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!
Virgil Tibbs
1970
They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!
Virgil Tibbs
1970
They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!
Virgil Tibbs
1970
They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!
Virgil Tibbs
1970
They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!
Virgil Tibbs
1970
They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!
Virgil Tibbs
1970
They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!
Virgil Tibbs
1970
They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!
Virgil Tibbs
1970
Brother John
1971
Buck and the Preacher
Buck
1971
Organization
Virgil Tibbs
1971
Organization
Virgil Tibbs
1971
Organization
Virgil Tibbs
1971
Organization
Virgil Tibbs
1971
Organization
Virgil Tibbs
1971
Organization
Virgil Tibbs
1971
Organization
Virgil Tibbs
1971
Warm December
Mait Younger
1973
Uptown Saturday Night
Steve Jackson
1974
Wilby Conspiracy
Shack Twala
1975
Let's Do It Again
Clyde Williams
1975
Piece of the Action
Manny Durrell
1977
Shoot to Kill
Warren Stantin
1987
Little Nikita
Roy Parmenter
1988
Separate But Equal
Thurgood Marshall
1991
Sneakers
Donald Crease
1992
Children of the Dust
Gypsy Smith
1995
Jackal
Carter Preston
1997
Simple Life of Noah Dearborn
Noah Dearborn
1999

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Oscars
70th Annual Academy Awards
Himself - Past Winner
03/23/1998
Film Night
The Black Man in the Cinema
Himself (archive footage)
04/11/1971
Film Night
Episode dated 15 April 1972
Himself
04/15/1972
This is Your Life
Lulu
Self
05/10/1972
Oscars
86th Academy Awards
presenter
03/02/2014
Oscars
87th Academy Awards: Part 1
Presenter
02/22/2015

Buck and the Preacher
Director
1971
Warm December
Director
1973
Uptown Saturday Night
Director
1974
Let's Do It Again
Director
1975
Piece of the Action
Director
1977
Stir Crazy
Director
1980
Hanky Panky
Director
1982
Fast Forward
Director
1985
Ghost Dad
Director
1990




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