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!!

April 13, 1964 - At the Academy Awards, Sidney Poitier becomes the first African-American male to win the Best Actor award for the 1963 film "Lilies of the Field"

April 13, 1964 - At the Academy Awards, Sidney Poitier becomes the first African-American male to win the Best Actor award for the 1963 film "Lilies of the Field"

Sidney Poitier and Diahann Carroll at Bois de Boulogne in Paris, 1961.

Sidney Poitier and Diahann Carroll at Bois de Boulogne in Paris, 1961.

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