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Is Sidney Poitier still alive?

Sidney Poitier
Is Sidney Poitier still alive?

Sidney Poitier was famous for his roles in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, In the Heat of the Night, and Lilies of the Field.

Quick Sidney Poitier Facts:

Real name/Full name Sidney L. Poitier KBE
Date of Birth February 20, 1927
Birthplace Miami, Florida
Nationality American
Died January 6, 2022
Parents Reginald Poitier (father), and Evelyn (Outten) Poitier (mother)
Siblings Cyril Poitier
Spouse Joanna Shimkus (January 23, 1976-present); Juanita Marie Hardy (April 29, 1950 to July 9, 1965, divorced)
Children/Kids 7 (Sydney and Anika; with Juanita Marie Hardy: Gina, Sherri, Pamela and Beverly)
Number of Awards 9
Honors Presidential Medal of Freedom (2009), Kennedy Center Honors (1995), AFI Life Achievement Award (1992), Honorary Knighthood (1974)

 

His performance in these movies won him many hearts in Hollywood, and eventually, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor – becoming the first Black man to win a Best Actor Oscar.

Poitier also starred in three films that addressed the issue of race relations, To Sir, with Love, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, and In the Heat of the Night, which was directed by Norman Jewison in 1967.

Is Sidney Poitier still alive?

Sidney Poitier is not alive; he is dead.

He passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at the age of 94. He died in his Los Angeles, California, home sometime after 7 pm on Thursday.

Actor and close friend to Poitier, Cedric Scott confirmed Friday morning.

The cause of his death is yet unknown, however, several reports suggest he died of natural causes.

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