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Sidney Poitier – Mr. 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 directing (and acting) credits include:

BUCK AND THE PREACHER (1972)
A WARM DECEMBER (1973)
UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT (1974)
LET'S DO IT AGAIN (1975)

Sidney Poitier's directing credits only:

STIR CRAZY (1980)
HANKY PANKY (1982)
FAST FORWARD (1985)

Sidney Poitier's other credits include:

NO WAY OUT (1950)
RED BALL EXPRESS (1952)
GO MAN GO (1954)
THE BLACKBOARD JUNGLE (1955)
EDGE OF THE CITY (1957)
PORGY AND BESS (1959)
ALL THE YOUNG MEN (1960)
A RAISIN IN THE SUN (1961)
THE LONG SHIPS (1964)
THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD (1965)
THE BEDFORD INCIDENT (1965)
A PATCH OF BLUE (1965)
THE SLENDER THREAD (1965)
DUEL AT DIABLO (1966)
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)
TO SIR WITH LOVE (1967)
GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER (1967)
FOR LOVE OF IVY (1968)
THEY CALL ME MISTER TIBBS (1970)
THE ORGANIZATION (1971)
THE WILBY CONSPIRACY (1975)
A PIECE OF THE ACTION (1977)
SHOOT TO KILL (1988)
LITTLE NIKITA (1988)
SNEAKERS (1992)
THE JACKAL (1997)

Sidney Poitier's television credits include:

SEPARATE BUT EQUAL (1991)
CHILDREN OF THE DUST (1995)
TO SIR WITH LOVE 2 (1996)
MANDELA AND DE KLERK (1997)
DAVID AND LISA (1998)
FREE OF EDEN (1998)
THE SIMPLE LIFE OF NOAH DEARBORN (1999)
THE LAST BRICKMAKER IN AMERICA (2001)