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Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier (born February 20, 1927) is an American actor. He was born in Miami, Florida and grew up on Cat Island[?] in the Bahamas. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the 1963 film Lilies of the Field and was the first African-American actor to win this award. He received a lifetime achievement award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2002.

His other films included:

He acted in the first run of "Raisin in the Sun[?]"on Broadway in 1961.

He has written books: "This Life" (1980) "The Measure of a Man: a spiritual autobiography" (2000)



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