Sidney Poitier or Sidney L. Poitier was a Bahamian-American actor, film director, and diplomat by profession. In 1964, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, being the first African American and Bahamian to do so. Poitier also gained critical praise for his performances in Porgy and Bess, A Raisin in the Sun, and A Patch of Blue.
He has garnered two Golden Globe nominations, a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nomination, and a Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word Album. Queen Elizabeth II knighted Poitier in 1974. He was presented with the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1982.
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Born on 20 February 1927, Sidney Poitier’s age was 94 years at the time of his death. He was born and brought up in a lower-middle-class Baptist family from Miami, Florida, the United States. He was a Bahamian-American by nationality and belonged to the Baptist religion.
He completed his early education at the Actors Studio, Miami, Florida, the United States.
He never enrolled himself at any of the colleges. From the very beginning of his childhood, he was more interested in acting rather than in studying.