Birthday: 2/20/1927, the
Age: 88 years
Place of Birth: Miami, Florida, USA
Height: 189 cm
Sidney Poitier was the first black actor in Hollywood who kinoakademiki in 1964 was named the “best” for her role in “Lilies of the Field.”
One of the oldest American actors awarded the prize for his contribution to cinema. Sidney Poitier was the first black actor in Hollywood who kinoakademiki in 1964 was named the “best” for her role in “Lilies of the Field.”
Poitiers (77) grew up in the Bahamas in the family farmers grow tomatoes. A child born prematurely, weighing just half a kilogram, but miraculously survived. The youngest of eight children in a family, Sydney left school at 13 years old. Three years later, he went to New York in search of sustenance. He had nowhere to live and no matter what, and he goes to serve in the army. After the service is returned to New York, working as a dishwasher and decides to try his luck on the acting path. The first performance on the stage of the American Negro Theatre was simply ridiculed. But Sydney does not surrender. In the 50-60-ies he – the most notable of Negro actors. In this country of Poitiers is known for the films “A Raisin in the Sun”, “Chained”, “Do not bow our heads.” His characters – intelligent, dignified people. However, same as the actor.
While creativity Poitiers on everyone’s mind, his personal life is closed for journalists. It is only known that he had six daughters from two marriages.
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