Zomrel prvý nositeľ Oscara čiernej pleti Sidney Poitier

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At the age of 94, the legendary American-Bahamian actor, director and diplomat Sidney Poitier died. The actor, who had twin citizenship, made dozens of movies in his greater than 70-year profession. Even Bahamian Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell reported his dying.

Worldwide fame and success have introduced him main roles in movies to the Lord the Teacher of Love and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. In the movies, the artist portrayed self-confident clever males combating racial prejudices.

Golden statuette

His starring function in Escape in Chains from 1958 earned him an Oscar nomination as the primary black star. However, he was the primary African-American actor to obtain the golden statuette solely 5 years later (1963) for his finest appearing efficiency within the movie Field Lilies. While receiving the award, Poitier informed the viewers: “It has come a great distance now.”

Awards

In 1992, the actor received the American Film Institute Award for Lifetime Achievement, which was honored ten years later with an honorary Oscar.
France honored Poiter in 2006 on the Cannes International Film Festival with the best inventive award “Knight of Art and Literature”. In 2009, US President Barack Obama awarded him the best US civilian award – the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Television successes

Poitier has additionally been profitable in tv movies, starring South African President Nelson Mandela of South Africa and Thurgood Marshall, the primary black Supreme Court choose.
Poitier has been married to his second spouse, Joanna, since 1976, and has six kids, making him a grandfather and great-grandfather.

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