We got Sidney Poitier who was the first black actor to win an Oscar but our camera guy didn’t ask him anything about the controversy around the Oscars! But that’s not the worst of it.
02:19 — Controversial tale of a young blind white woman who falls in love with the kindly black man who befriends her. Colorized version available.
Barack Obama awards the Medal of Freedom to Sidney Poitier, the NRA recognizes Sarah Palin for gun collecting, and Joe Jonas steals Stephen's idea at (more…)
The United Arab Emirates emirs were supposed to be the Sidney Poitiers of the Arab people.
David Niven accepts the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in 'Separate Tables' at the 31st Academy Awards in 1959, beating out Spencer Tracy, Sidne (more…)
This Black History Month video is dedicated to famous firsts by African Americans. This video focuses on Sidney Poitier and Halle Berry, the first Afr (more…)
Watch video and learn about his famous movie roles--from 'Lillies of the Field' to 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.'
Oprah Winfrey hosts a gala of events honoring some of the legendary men and extraordinary women of the civil rights movement, the arts and entertainme (more…)
00:43 — Poignant tale of the effect a dog has on a young boy and an elderly man in rural Mississippi.
00:25 — An Ohio highschool dance group journeys to New York City to compete in a national dance contest.
00:30 — First rate look at race relations as they affect two convicts chained together and on the lam. Oscar nominations for all four stars and Best Picture!
01:35 — On court action combined with off court drama make this an exciting look at big time college hoops. Story focuses on the recruitment of 'blue chip' pr (more…)
02:09 — Two small time hustlers loose a winning lottery ticket in a robbery. They scour the city and battle thugs to retrieve it.
02:21 — An American former GI teaches English to a group of French nuns while helping them build a church. Poitier's Oscar winner!
- Birth Name: Sir Sidney Poitier
- Birth Place: Miami, FL
- Birthday: February 20, 1927, Pisces
- Profession: Actor, Director