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Sidney Poitier

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In Memoriam: Sidney Poitier, Trailblazing Actor, Golden Globe Winner, 1927-2022

Sidney Poitier, the most significant African-American actor and star in film history, has died on the morning of January 7, 2022, at the age of 94. It is impossible to overestimate Poitier’s role as a trailblazer for a more diverse and dignified portrayal of Blacks (and other minorities), and his powerful stature as a role model for future generations of Black actors, ranging from James Earl Jones to Morgan Freeman to Denzel Washington.