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Sidney Poitier – Call him MISTER Tibbs!
Super Star & Best Actor Winner

Sidney Poitier is a handsome and articulate performer who rose to great fame as the only black superstar of the 1960s. His defining role was as detective Virgil Tibbs in 1967's Best Picture IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT.

Poitier's popularity opened the door for other black performers.

His notable films include: GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER? and THE DEFIANT ONES.

In 1963 Sidney Poitier won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in LILIES OF THE FIELD. In 2002, Sidney Poitier was presented with a special achievement Oscar. Sidney Poitier's recent films include THE JACKAL and SNEAKERS.

Sidney Sidney Poitier, 1963 Best Actor

LILIES OF THE FIELD (Drama)

Sidney Poitier received his Oscar for playing the footloose handyman who helps five German nuns resettle and build a chapel in Arizona.













ABOUT SIDNEY POITIER (1924 –)

American leading man. Sidney Poitier's success in the sixties helped break the race barrier. Sidney Poitier was born in Miami and raised in the Bahamas.

He started his acting career on Broadway.

In 1958 Sidney Poitier was nominated for his performance in: THE DEFIANT ONES.

In 2002 Sidney Poitier was awarded a special lifetime achievement Oscar.

Sidney Poitier's film credits include:

1947Sepia Cinderella
1949From Whence Cometh My Help
1950No Way Out
1951Cry, the Beloved Country
1952Red Ball Express
1954Go, Man, Go!
1955Blackboard Jungle
1956Good-bye, My Lady
1957Edge of the City
1957Something of Value
1957Band of Angels
1957The Mark of the Hawk
1958Virgin Island
1958The Defiant Ones
1959Porgy and Bess
1960All the Young Men
1961A Raisin in the Sun
1961Paris Blues
1962Pressure Point
1963The Long Ships
1963Lilies of the Field
1965The Bedford Incident
1965The Greatest Story Ever Told
1965A Patch of Blue
1965The Slender Thread
1966Duel at Diablo
1967To Sir, with Love
1967In the Heat of the Night
1967Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
1968For Love of Ivy
1969The Lost Man
1970King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis
1970They Call Me Mister Tibbs!
1971Brother John
1971The Organization
1972Buck and the Preacher
1973A Warm December
1974Uptown Saturday Night
1975The Wilby Conspiracy
1975Let's Do it Again
1977A Piece of the Action
1979Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist
1988Shoot to Kill
1988Little Nikita
1992Sneakers
1994A Century of Cinema
1996Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick
1996To Sir, with Love II
1997The Jackal
2001Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey
2004Tell Them Who You Are
2008Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project

Sidney Poitier's television credits include:

1991Separate but Equal
1995Children of the Dust
1996To Sir, with Love II
1997Mandela and de Klerk
1998David and Lisa
1999The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn
1999Free of Eden
2001The Last Brickmaker in America

His directing credits include:

1972Buck and the Preacher
1973A Warm December
1974Uptown Saturday Night
1975Let's Do it Again
1977A Piece of the Action
1980Stir Crazy
1982Hanky Panky
1985Fast Forward
1990Ghost Dad