The legendary actor, the first African- American to win an Oscar award, Sidney Poitier passed away at 94. His death was a great loss to the film fraternity. His fans across the world mourn his death. His remarkable journey till his last breath is an inspiring tale to explore.
Sidney Poitier is one of the most respected actors in the history of world cinema. His extraordinary life, where he overcame many obstacles as a man of color to raise himself as a star in Hollywood is an awe-inspiring feat. When racism is at its peak and people of color are only portrayed as slaves and not given prominent roles, Sidney Poitier with his great conviction, bravery, and grace landed into many breakthrough performances. It is worth mentioning here that, he was the number one person to achieve success and stardom during the Civil Rights era.
Sidney Poitier was just a poor boy in the Bahamas. His experience of racism coming to the United States, surviving the American dream facing many hardships, breaking the race barrier in Hollywood is a commendable and inspiring achievement. His auto-biography Life Beyond Measure has inspired millions to live a life full of love, hope, and courage. Some of the most notable performances of this legend were Lilies of the field (won Oscar for Best Actor 1963), To Sir with Love, Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner, The Defiant one, A Patch of Blue. He has received some of the highest honors for his acting and contributions to humanitarian work.
Sidney Poitier’s masterclass lessons on Life, love, family, and God have touched many people across the world. He emphasized the importance of strong faith in this technological age. And our responsibility to the earth and future generations. Sidney Poitier lived his life to the fullest with integrity. He is one of the most respected celebrities and a national treasure to America.
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