Sidney Poitier: Won a Oscar for “Lilies of the Field” in 1963, becoming the first person of color to win for a leading role!!! Poitier maintained activity on stage, on screen, and in the Civil Rights movement. It should be noted that his roles in “Guess Who's Coming to Dinner” (1967) and “To Sir, with Love “(1967) were for their time landmarks in the breaking down of social barriers. He is one of my hero's!!

Sidney Poitier: Won a Oscar for “Lilies of the Field” in 1963, becoming the first person of color to win for a leading role!!! Poitier maintained activity on stage, on screen, and in the Civil Rights movement. It should be noted that his roles in “Guess Who's Coming to Dinner” (1967) and “To Sir, with Love “(1967) were for their time landmarks in the breaking down of social barriers. He is one of my hero's!!

Actor Sidney Poitier, the first African-American man to be nominated and to win an Oscar for Best Actor in the 1963 movie, "Lilies of the Field".

Actor Sidney Poitier, the first African-American man to be nominated and to win an Oscar for Best Actor in the 1963 movie, "Lilies of the Field".

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