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Actor Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier

  • Birth name:

    Sidney L. Poitier

  • Date of Birth:

    20 February 1927 Miami, Florida, USA

  • Height:

    6' 2½" (1.89 m)

Biography:

A native of Cat Island, The Bahamas, (though born in Miami during a mainland visit by his parents), Poitier grew up in poverty as the son of a dirt farmer. He had little formal education and at the age of 15 was sent to Miami to live with his brother, in order to forestall a growing tendency toward delinquency. In the U.S., Poitier first experienced the racial chasm that divides the country, a great shock to a boy coming from a society with a black majority. A determination to find and create opportuniti... more

Filmography

Aсtor (24)

Movie

Year

Movie The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards

as Himself - Presenter: Cecil B. DeMille Award

2012
Movie David and Lisa David and Lisa

as Dr. Jack Miller

1998
Movie The Jackal The Jackal

as FBI Deputy Director Carter Preston

1997
Movie Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick

as Himself

1995
Movie Sneakers Sneakers

as Donald Crease

1992
Movie Little Nikita Little Nikita

as Roy Parmenter

1988
Movie Shoot to Kill Shoot to Kill

as Warren Stantin

1988
Movie Let's Do It Again Let's Do It Again

as Clyde Williams

1975
Movie Buck and the Preacher Buck and the Preacher

as Buck

1972
Movie The Organization The Organization

as Virgil Tibbs

1971
Movie Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

as John Prentice

1967
Movie In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night

as Virgil Tibbs

1967
Movie To Sir, with Love To Sir, with Love

as Mark Thackeray

1967
Movie Duel at Diablo Duel at Diablo

as Toller (contract horse dealer)

1966
Movie A Patch of Blue A Patch of Blue

as Gordon Ralfe

1965
Movie The Bedford Incident The Bedford Incident

as Ben Munceford

1965
Movie The Greatest Story Ever Told The Greatest Story Ever Told

as Simon of Cyrene

1965
Movie The Long Ships The Long Ships

as Aly Mansuh

1964
Movie Lilies of the Field Lilies of the Field

as Homer Smith

1963
Movie The Defiant Ones The Defiant Ones

as Noah Cullen

1958
Movie Edge of the City Edge of the City

as Tommy Tyler

1957
Movie Blackboard Jungle Blackboard Jungle

as Gregory W. Miller

1955
Movie Red Ball Express Red Ball Express

as Cpl. Andrew Robertson

1952
Movie No Way Out No Way Out

as Dr. Luther Brooks

1950
Movie Supah Ninjas Supah Ninjas

as Katherine / Katara (archive footage) (uncredited)