Sidney Poitier honored by Halle Berry after ‘decades of friendship’: ‘You left an indelible mark’

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Sidney Poitier has acquired a tribute from one other Hollywood icon following his passing.

The groundbreaking actor died on the age of 94 on Friday, the Bahamian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office confirmed to Fox News Digital.

In the hours since then, tributes to the late film star have poured in from followers and stars alike.

Among these was one from Halle Berry, whose Oscar win made her the primary Black lady to win such an award in her class, paralleling Poitier’s personal history-making 1964 win.

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To pay tribute, Berry, 55, took to social media to share a heartwarming photograph of herself and the legendary actor wearing black.

She started her caption with a quote from Poitier’s 2008 e book “Life Beyond Measure”: “A tiny bit of myself is lost when my friends are gone.”

“My dear Sidney, an enormous part of my soul weeps at your passing,” Berry continued in her personal phrases. “In your ninety-four years on this planet, you left an indelible mark with your extraordinary talent, paving the way for Black people to be seen and heard in the fullness of who we are.”

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Poitier was the primary Black actor to be nominated for an Academy Award for finest actor in a number one function in 1959 earlier than later changing into the primary Black man to win that award in 1964 for his work in “Lillies of the Field.”

“You were an iconic trailblazer; yours was a life well lived,” Berry continued. “I grew up idolizing you and will always remember the day when I first met you. It is the only time in my life when I’ve been rendered speechless! There I sat, with my words glued together, and you were as gracious and charming then as you would be during our decades of friendship to follow.”

The actress concluded: “Rest in peace, beloved Sidney. You are and always will be the true measure of a man.”

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Berry’s tribute is a big one, as almost 40 years after Poitier’s Oscar win, her personal made her the primary Black lady to win an Academy Award for enjoying a lead character.

Berry’s win got here in 2002 for her function in “Monster’s Ball.” She stays the one Black actress to have received the award.

Poitier remained the one Black man to win an Oscar for a number one function till Denzel Washington nabbed the identical award for his work in “Training Day,” additionally in 2002. 

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Jamie Foxx (“Ray”) and Forrest Whitaker (“The Last King of Scotland”) are the one two different actors to win the award.

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