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2022
 
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2021
 
March 2021
10 months agopeople.com
The legendary actor was honored with the Inspirational Lifetime Achievement Award at the 30th annual Carousel of Hope Ball
Sidney Poitier, 89, Says His 49-Year Marriage and His Family Are His Greatest Achievement - PEOPLE.com
10 months agocnn.com
Moto2: INTERVIEW - "The Aprilia offer was nice but came late. I would steal Marini’s precision and Morbidelli’s aggression, but I feel more like Bagnaia "
Sidney Poitier's prominent roles - CNN International
10 months agokstp.com
Jane Fonda cemented herself into Hollywood allure as a chameleonlike actor and social activist, and now the Golden Globes will honor her illustrious career with its highest honor ...
Jane Fonda to receive Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award - KSTP
10 months agobillboard.com
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968 -- just four days before the 40th annual Academy Awards were scheduled to take place.
Martin Luther King Jr. Was Assassinated 4 Days Before the 1968 Oscars: The Show Did Not Go On - Billboard
10 months agoeditorial.rottentomatoes.com
Get happy with immensely entertaining Black films, from Girls Trip to House Party to Hidden Figures and more!
40 Movies That Celebrate Black Joy - Rotten Tomatoes
10 months agopressofatlanticcity.com
Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Charles Barkley, Chelsea Peretti, Lili Taylor, Miles Teller, Rihanna, Sidney Poitier, Trevor Noah and more.
Celebrity Birthdays: Feb. 20 - Press of Atlantic City
10 months agopeople.com
Academy Award-winning actor Sidney Poitier made a rare public appearance on Thursday at the TCM Classic Film Festival
Sidney Poitier Makes Rare Public Appearance | PEOPLE.com - PEOPLE.com
10 months agoafi.com
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT is ranked #75 on AFI’s 10th anniversary list of the 100 greatest movies of all time and #21 on AFI’s list of the most inspiring movies ever. Sidney Poitier’s “Virgil Tibbs” is the 19th most heroic character on AFI’s list of 100 Years…100 Heroes & Villains, while “They call me Mr. Tibbs!” appears at #16 on AFI’s list of the best film quotes. Poitier was also the recipient of the 20th AFI Life Achievement Award. Movie Trivia about TODAY’S FILM -DID YOU KNOW that the film is based on a John Ball novel about a black detective on the police force in Pasadena, CA? Director Norman Jewison and screenwriter Stirling Silliphant would later change Tibbs’ hometown to Philadelphia. -DID YOU KNOW IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT was prim
AFI Movie Club: IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT - American Film Magazine
 
February 2021
11 months agonytimes.com
Samuel L. Jackson, David Alan Grier, Phylicia Rashad and others remember the Negro Ensemble Company founder.
Douglas Turner Ward: A Lens on ‘Questions That the Country Wasn’t Asking’ - The New York Times
11 months agonytimes.com
A founder of the Negro Ensemble Company in New York in the 1960s, he was outspoken about limited opportunities for fellow Black actors and directors.
Douglas Turner Ward, Pioneer in Black Theater, Dies at 90 - The New York Times
11 months agocheatsheet.com
Find out more about 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' star Katharine Hepburn's reaction to learning her co-star Isabel Sanford was riding a bus to work.
‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’: Katharine Hepburn Was Outraged at Isabel Sanford’s Taking a Bus to Get to the Film Set - Showbiz
11 months agothenewstrace.com
Sidney Poitier — who turns 94 on Feb. 20 — has obtained nearly each showbiz award doable: An Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe, plus Life Achievement Awards from AFI, BAFTA, NAACP Picture Awards, SAG and Kennedy Middle Honors, to call a couple of. Although the kudos have been plentiful, they aren’t sufficient to convey the depth […]
Sidney Poitier: The Actor Who Changed Hollywood - TheNewsTrace
11 months agoseattlepi.com
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maybe, just maybe, the thinking went, Novak Djokovic would...
Cloud 9: Djokovic wins 9th Australian Open, 18th Slam title - seattlepi.com
11 months agooaklandnewsnow.com
Sidney Poitier Accepts the 20th AFI Life Achievement Award in 1992 | Oakland News Now Today Blog - SF Bay Area Daily By Zennie62Media
Sidney Poitier Accepts the 20th AFI Life Achievement Award in 1992 - Oakland News Now Today Blog – SF Bay Area Daily By Zennie62
11 months agoblackenterprise.com
In 1964, Sidney Poitier made history as the first Black man to win an Academy Award for Best Actor. He was recognized for Lilies of the Field (1963).
Sidney Poitier, First Black Man to Win Academy Award for Best Actor, Turns 94 - Black Enterprise
11 months agooaklandnewsnow.com
Greatest Speeches Series : Episode 17. Sidney Poitier - Oscar Speech/Movie Speech | Oakland News Now Today Blog - SF Bay Area Daily By Zennie62Media
Greatest Speeches Series : Episode 17. Sidney Poitier – Oscar Speech/Movie Speech - Oakland News Now Today Blog – SF Bay Area Da
11 months agooaklandnewsnow.com
Sidney Poitier Acceptance Speech at Oscars | Oakland News Now Today Blog - SF Bay Area Daily By Zennie62Media
Sidney Poitier Acceptance Speech at Oscars - Oakland News Now Today Blog – SF Bay Area Daily By Zennie62Media
11 months agogreenwichtime.com
Susan Lucci, who starred on ‘All My Children,’ posted on Instagram that she dined...
The Dish: Daytime Emmy winner dines in Greenwich for Valentine’s Day - Greenwich Time
11 months agonewsone.com
The icon is 94 today.
A Tribute To Sidney Poitier - News One
11 months agochannelguidemag.com
Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat take on LeBron James and the defending champion L.A. Lakers.
Saturday, Feb. 20: Heat at Lakers in NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC - Channel Guide Magazine
11 months agosunjournal.com
CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Rihanna, 33; Brian Littrell, 46; Willie Garson, 57; Sidney Poitier, 94. Happy Birthday: Address issues that have been hanging over your head for some time. Look for the good in everyone and the silver lining in whatever situation you encounter this year, and you will position yourself to excel in …
Aquarius: How you arrange your day and spend your time will affect meaningful relationships - Lewiston Sun Journal
11 months agotcu360.com
A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Gemini. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021:Emotional, perceptive and sympathetic, you absorb life like a sponge and learn quickly. This year, you focus more on your mental strengths and you succeed admirably. There will be a huge change in
Horoscope: February 20, 2021 - TCU 360
11 months agooc-breeze.com
Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, February 20, 2021
Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, February 20, 2021 - Orange County Breeze
11 months agotheridgefieldpress.com
Check out the classic movies like “Mamma Mia” and “Saving Private Ryan” playing...
Movie Menu: Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks star in films airing this weekend - The Ridgefield Press
11 months agotimesunion.com
We’re still deep in the heart of this year’s Black History Month and, as in all walks...
Movie Quiz - Black History Month movie milestones - Albany Times Union
11 months agodailyorange.com
Photographer Aaron Turner’s exhibit, “Aaron Turner: Black Alchemy Backwards/Forwards,” is currently on display at Light Work.
Light Work exhibit ties historical Black figures with modern abstract art - The Daily Orange
11 months agohollywoodreporter.com
Netflix and the Oscar-shortlisted documentary 'All In: The Fight for Democracy' will also be honored at a virtual ceremony on April 7.
African American Film Critics Association Taps Mariah Carey and George C. Wolfe for Special Honors - Hollywood Reporter
11 months agomyedmondsnews.com
Cole Gallery presents three new shows this month Cole Gallery presents three artists’ works this month. Until the end of the month stop by and see the impressive works by JM Brodrick, Robin Weiss and Kimberly Adams. Coming this March, the monthly Art Walk will become a month-long event called Art View. Businesses are encouraged...
Edmonds Art Beat: Enjoy an artistic Valentine's weekend full of treats for your eyes and ears - My Edmonds News
11 months agodailyherald.com
Since it is Black History Month, I thought it timely to share some related thoughts.
Segregation still part of our communities - Chicago Daily Herald
11 months agonytimes.com
Listen to the latest celebrity memoirs in (mostly) their own recognizable voices.
Lenny Kravitz, Michael J. Fox, Cicely Tyson and Gabriel Byrne — All in Their Own Words - The New York Times
11 months agoindiewire.com
From swashbuckling pirates to a celebration of Black History Month, Turner Classic Movies has a solid month of awards counterprograming
7 Classic Movies to Watch on TCM in February - IndieWire
 
January 2021
12 months agobostonherald.com
Of the many ways to mark Black History Month, Turner Classic Movies has an expected but relevant one. Each February, the channel showcases standout work presented this year under the umbrella title…
Memorable acting defines Black History Month on TCM - Boston Herald
12 months agoecollegetimes.com
By Jim Walsh Long before the dedication of Mesa’s long-awaited Arizona State University building last week, the new film school and technology facility had become a magnet for bringing new business…
Poitier name elevates Mesa ASU building cachet - College Times
12 months agooprahmag.com
Pioneering star of stage, film, and television, Cicely Tyson died on January 28 at 96 years old. Oprah shares her remarks about the boundary-breaking actress.
Oprah Responds to Cicely Tyson's Death:
12 months agoapnews.com
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Fonda cemented herself into Hollywood allure as a chameleonlike actor and social activist, and now the Golden Globes will honor her illustrious career with its highest...
Jane Fonda to receive Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award - The Associated Press
12 months agolocal10.com
Jane Fonda to receive Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award
Jane Fonda to receive Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award - WPLG Local 10
12 months agoapnews.com
NEW YORK (AP) — In 1963, Sidney Poitier made a film in Arizona, “Lilies of the Field.” The performance led to a huge milestone: He became the first Black winner of a lead-acting Oscar. Now,...
Latest honor for Sidney Poitier: A film school in his name - The Associated Press
12 months agolocal10.com
New milestone for Sidney Poitier: namesake of a film school
New milestone for Sidney Poitier: namesake of a film school - WPLG Local 10
12 months agonytimes.com
His movies included “Fail Safe,” “Paris Blues” and, perhaps most notably, “The Front,” based on his own experience of being blacklisted.
Walter Bernstein, Celebrated Screenwriter, Is Dead at 101 - The New York Times
2020
 
December 2020
1 year agoscreenrant.com
The golden age of Hollywood includes some of the most iconic Black screen stars of all time -including these amazing actors.
Dorothy Dandridge & 9 Other Great Black Actors From Hollywood's Golden Age - Screen Rant
1 year agoapnews.com
LOS ANGELES (AP) — This year's inductees into the National Film Registry include a record number of female directors and filmmakers of color as well as a new crop of movies ranging from a silent...
'Dark Knight,' 'Grease' added to National Film Registry - Associated Press
 
September 2020
1 year agodeadline.com
EXCLUSIVE: Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to documentary Nationtime by William Greaves, about the historic National Black Political Convention of 1972 which brought …
Kino Lorber Plans North American Release Of Sidney Poitier-Narrated Doc ‘Nationtime’ About The National Black Political Conventi
1 year agolatimes.com
Singer-songwriter Natasha Bedingfield has sold her Spanish-style home in Hollywood Hills for $2.538 million, nearly $300,000 over her asking price.
Hot Property: Natasha Bedingfield sells Hollywood Hills home for over the asking price - Los Angeles Times
 
August 2020
1 year agoscreenrant.com
Sidney Poitier is one of the most iconic Hollywood actors of all time, and was a total trailblazer. These are his best films based on Rotten Tomatoes!
Sidney Poitier's 10 Best Movies, According To Rotten Tomatoes - Screen Rant
1 year agovulture.com
With his much-anticipated return to Broadway in David Mamet’s “American Buffalo” postponed until 2021, Laurence Fishburne reflects on “The Matrix,” “Boyz n the Hood,” “Apocalypse Now,” and more.
In Conversation: Laurence Fishburne - Vulture
 
July 2020
2 years agocinemablend.com
After becoming the first black man to receive an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1964, Sidney Poitier continued to make history in films that challenged racial tensions of the era.
Sidney Poitier: 6 Fascinating Things To Know About The Oscar Winning Actor - CinemaBlend
 
June 2020
2 years agopagesix.com
One of the first master distillers of whiskey in the United States was a black man named Nathan Nearest Green.
Aisha Tyler demonstrates the 'Sidney Poitier,' a twist on the Manhattan - Page Six
2 years agoreligionnews.com
(RNS) — Two films that show how Hollywood has depicted race relations might help us wrestle with our current moment.
What movies by and about African Americans can teach us in this hard present - Religion News Service
 
April 2020
2 years agocsmonitor.com
Film critic Peter Rainer notes that Hollywood great Sidney Poitier brought dignity and grace to virtually all of his roles.
Home theater: Spend quality time with the elegant Sidney Poitier - Christian Science Monitor
 
February 2020
2 years agogoldderby.com
Sidney Poitier celebrates his 93rd birthday on February 20, 2020. The Oscar-winning star broke down barriers for actors of color, becoming a Hollywood leading man at a time before black Americans w…
Sidney Poitier Movies: 20 Greatest Films Ranked Worst to Best - Gold Derby
2019
 
September 2019
2 years agosandiegouniontribune.com
On TCM, September themes also include 100 years of United Artists, football films and director Chantal Akerman
Turner Classic Movies spotlights Sidney Poitier, Bond and Bacall - The San Diego Union-Tribune
2 years agonytimes.com
A nephew of the acclaimed Bahamian-American actor said that he has been searching for his sister and her children, among others, since the hurricane hit: “We haven’t been able to find any of them.”
Feared Missing in the Bahamas: 23 Relatives of Sidney Poitier - The New York Times
2 years agoseattletimes.com
In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, which left the Bahamas splintered and overcome with flooding, one prominent family with extensive connections in the islands has spent a week trying to account for missing relatives — and to maintain hope. More...
Feared missing in the Bahamas: 23 relatives of actor Sidney Poitier - Seattle Times
 
February 2019
3 years agonytimes.com
On the actor’s 92nd birthday, photos from early in his career show how he elegantly carried “the terrific burden” of the hopes and aspirations of an entire people.
Rare, Early Glimpses of Sidney Poitier - The New York Times
3 years agohollywoodreporter.com
The golden age of Hollywood includes some of the most iconic Black screen stars of all time -including these amazing actors.
Berlin Flashback: In 1958, Eleanor Roosevelt Gave Sidney Poitier His Silver Bear - Hollywood Reporter
2018
 
May 2018
4 years agothewrap.com
Jason Mewes-Casper Van Dien horror film "Aaah Roach" also on slate of Studio School Los Angeles' production arm
Sidney Poitier Documentary in the Works at Studio Sidecar Productions - TheWrap
2016
 
November 2016
5 years agotheguardian.com
As Poitier’s 1967 film In the Heat of the Night is re-released in UK cinemas, it’s time to celebrate an actor whose dignity and restraint brought people together at a time of deep racial divisions
Officer and a gentleman: how Sidney Poitier united a divided America - The Guardian
 
October 2016
5 years agotheguardian.com
Actor’s turn in In the Heat of the Night tops the BFI’s Black Star poll, while industry experts pick Angela Bassett’s performance as Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do With It
Sidney Poitier's Mister Tibbs voted best performance by black actor in public poll - The Guardian
2015
 
May 2015
7 years agotheguardian.com
With his cool, dignified eloquence, Sidney Poitier primed the white US imagination for its first black president. But thanks to his roles in such films as Who is Coming to Dinner, he was also accused of being a white person’s fantasy of blackness
How Sidney Poitier paved the way for Barack Obama - The Guardian
2014
 
August 2014
7 years agonytimes.com
With “Paris Blues” and “Duel at Diablo,” Sidney Poitier stepped slightly away from the reassuring roles that put him on the map.
Sidney Poitier in ‘Paris Blues’ and ‘Duel at Diablo’ - New York Times
Sidney Poitier, KBE ( or ; born February 20, 1927) is a Bahamian American actor, film director, author, and diplomat.
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