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Sidney Poitier Fast Facts - Erie News Now

Sidney Poitier Fast Facts - Erie News Now
CNN Editorial Research

1964 - Wins Academy Award for Best Actor for "Lilies of the Field." He is the first African-American to win for Best Actor and only the second to ever win an Academy Award." 2002 - Receives an honorary Academy Award "in recognition of his remarkable accomplishments as an artist and as a human being." 1959 - First African-American to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Actor for "The Defiant Ones.

CNN Editorial Research Here is a look at the life of Sidney Poitier, award winning actor and civil rights activist.Personal Birth date: February 20, 1927 Birth place: Miami, Florida Birth name: Sidney Poitier Father: Reginald Poitier, tomato farmer Mother: Evelyn (Outten) Poitier Marriages: Joanna Shimkus (January 23, 1976-present); Juanita Marie Hardy (April 29, 1950-July 9, 1965, divorced) Children: with Joanna Shimkus: Sydney and Anika; with Juanita Marie Hardy: Gina, Sherri, Pamela and Beverly Other Facts Nominated for two Academy Awards and won one.

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