Sidney Poitier’s skills as an actor defined who he was and changed the perspectives of Hollywood studios. Both in front of and behind the camera, his story has cemented him in film history…
He was born in Miami Florida on the 20th of February 1927. Sidney comes from Bahamian descent. The actor/ director was the first Bahamian and the first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Lilies of the Field.
In April 1997, Sidney was appointed as ambassador of the Bahamas to Japan, a position he currently holds. He is also the ambassador of the Bahamas to UNESCO.
To this day the significance of Sidney Poitier is undeniable and his contribution to film will not be forgotten. His story is proof that no matter what people say or think, you really can do anything you set your mind to.
Check out Fashion Industry Broadcast’s 5-minute web-doco about the actor’s life and success story below!
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Style Icons Vol’2 “Hunks” written by Paul G. Roberts
Web-Doco created and edited by Michael Pisciuneri
Read the entire story of Sidney Poitier’s life in Fashion Industry Broadcast’s “Style Icons” Vol’2 “Hunks,” available on Amazon.