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Sidney Poitier, first Black actor to win best actor Academy Award, dies at 94

January 13, 2022

Sidney Poitier, who broke through racial barriers as the first Black winner of the best actor Oscar for his role in “Lilies of the Field,” and inspired a generation during the civil rights movement, has died at age 94, Bahamas Prime Minister Philip Davis said on Friday, January 7, 2022. “It is with great sadness… [Read More]