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Sidney Poitier net worth: Age, height, parents, spouse, children, awards, movies

Joanna Shimkus and her husband Sidney Poiter
Sidney Poitier net worth: Age, height, parents, spouse, kids, awards, movies

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Facts About Ѕidnеу Роіtіеr:

Real name/Full name

Sidney L. Poitier KBE

Date of Birth

February 20, 1927


Miami, Florida




January 6, 2022


Reginald Poitier (father), and Evelyn (Outten) Poitier (mother)


Cyril Poitier


Joanna Shimkus (January 23, 1976-present); Juanita Marie Hardy (April 29, 1950 to July 9, 1965, divorced)


7 (Sydney and Anika; with Juanita Marie Hardy: Gina, Sherri, Pamela and Beverly)

Number of Awards



Presidential Medal of Freedom (2009), Kennedy Center Honors (1995), AFI Life Achievement Award (1992), Honorary Knighthood (1974)

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Sidney Poitier age, height, parents, siblings, nationality, education, college

Sidney Poitier was an American born on February 20, 1927. His mother was Evelyn Poitier whiles his dad was Reginald James Poitier. He was the youngest of 8 siblings and he schooled at the Actors Studio.

His height is 1.89 m, and he weighs 85 kg. On January 7, 2022, he died of dementia problems at his residence in Miami, Florida, USA.

Sidney Poitier wife: How many wives did Sidney Poitier marry?

He married 2 women during his amazing lifespan. From April 29, 1950, through 1965, he was married to Juanita Hardy.

Poitier began a nine-year romance with actress Diahann Carroll in 1959.
On January 23, 1976, he married Joanna Shimkus, a Canadian former actress.

Sidney Poitier children: How many kids does Sidney Poitier have? Who are Sidney Poitier children?

With his first wife, he had four children (Beverly, Pamela, Sherri, and Gina) and two with his second wife (Anika and Sydney Tamiia).

Top Sidney Poitier awards

Poitier was the first Black actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Lilies of the Field (1963).

He also won a Grammy, two Golden Globes, and a British Academy Film Award. During his career, he won various honors, including the Academy Honorary Award for lifetime achievement in film in 2001. 

Poitier earned the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1992.  Poitier was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994. He got the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1981, and the BAFTA Fellowship in 2016. 

Poitier got the Kennedy Center Honor in 1995, and Barack Obama gave him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.






Lilies of the Field

Academy Awards

Best Actor



Academy Awards

Honorary Academy Award


The Defiant Ones

British Academy Film Awards

Best Foreign Actor



British Academy Film Awards

BAFTA Fellowship


Lilies of the Field

Golden Globe Awards

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama


World Film Favorite

Golden Globe Awards

Henrietta Award



Golden Globe Awards

Cecil B. DeMille Award


The Measure of a Man

Grammy Awards

Best Spoken Word Album



Screen Actors Guild Awards

Life Achievement Award

Top 10 Sidney Poitier movies

10 movies of the first black actor were;

1988 Shoot to Kill Warren Stantin  
1988 Little Nikita Roy Parmenter  
1991 Separate but Equal Thurgood Marshall  
1992 Sneakers Donald Crease  
1994 A Century of Cinema Himself Documentary
1996 Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick Himself Documentary
1997 The Jackal FBI Deputy Director Carter Preston  
2001 Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey Narrator Documentary
2004 Tell Them Who You Are Himself Documentary
2008 Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project

Sidney Poitier net worth: How much was he worth?

The actor’s net worth is reported to be $20 million. His Beverly Hills property is estimated to be worth between $7 million and $10 million.

Sidney Poitier Instagram

The actor had no active Instagram account at the time of his death but tributes have been pouring out for him on various online platforms.

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