African American actor Sidney Poitier is regarded as one of the greatest actors of the black race and throughout America for his appearances on the stage and screen.
Quick Sidney Poitier Facts:
|Real name/Full name||Sidney L. Poitier KBE|
|Date of Birth||February 20, 1927|
|Parents||Reginald Poitier (father), and Evelyn (Outten) Poitier (mother)|
|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)|
In 1963, he became the first Black actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for Lilies of the Field.
Among his numerous awards and honors include a Grammy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, a British Academy Film Award, and Presidential Medal of Freedom.
He won 9 film and music awards before his passing on Thursday, January 6, 2022.
Sidney Poitier awards: Here are all awards and honors won by Sidney Poitier
|1963||Lilies of the Field||Academy Awards||Best Actor|
|2001||***||Academy Awards||Honorary Academy Award|
|1959||The Defiant Ones||British Academy Film Awards||Best Foreign Actor|
|2016||***||British Academy Film Awards||BAFTA Fellowship|
|1963||Lilies of the Field||Golden Globe Awards||Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama|
|1969||World Film Favorite||Golden Globe Awards||Henrietta Award|
|1981||***||Golden Globe Awards||Cecil B. DeMille Award|
|2001||The Measure of a Man||Grammy Awards||Best Spoken Word Album|
|2000||***||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Life Achievement Award|