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Sidney Poitier funeral: Date, time, venue, obituary poster

Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier

Two-time Golden Globe Awards and Grammy Award-winning actor Sidney Poitier has passed away. He died on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at the age of 94. He passed away in Los Angeles, California sometime after 7 pm on Thursday.

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)

Actor and close friend to Poitier, Cedric Scott confirmed Friday morning. His death was also announced by Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell.

Sir Poitier was the first Black actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1964 for his performance in ‘Lilies of the Field.’

Sidney Poitier was known for Hollywood films like Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, In the Heat of the Night, and Lilies of the Field, for which he became the first Black man to win a Best Actor Oscar.

He 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.

Sidney Poitier funeral: Date, time, venue, obituary poster

Details of his funeral and burial services are yet to be made public. His family is yet to release an official statement on his passing as well as his funeral arrangements.

Ghanafuo.com will keep you updated on any latest updates.

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