Photos: Hollywood legend Sidney Poitier

Actor Sidney Poitier stars in “Buck and the Preacher”, a film he also directed in 1972.

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Updated 11:22AM ET, Fri Jan 7, 2022

Actor Sidney Poitier stars in “Buck and the Preacher”, a film he also directed in 1972.

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Sidney Poitier, whose elegant bearing and majestic onscreen characters made him Hollywood’s first black movie star, has died At the age of 94.

Poitier became the first black artist to win an Academy Award when he won the Oscar for Best Actor in 1964.

Poitier, who won the award for his performance in “Lilies of the Field”, was one of the biggest box-office stars of the 1960s. He remained a Hollywood legend in his later years.

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