Sidney Poitier, trailblazing Hollywood icon who broke barriers for Black actors, dies at 94

Friday, January 7, 2022 by Hankers | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

Sidney Poitier, the renowned Hollywood actor, director and activist who commanded the screen, reshaped the culture and paved the way for countless other Black actors with stirring performances in classics such as “In the Heat of the Night” and “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” has died, a source close to the family told NBC News on Friday.

Sidney Poitier

Reply #1 Friday, January 7, 2022 11:31 AM

How sad. A third giant gone. Steven Sondheim, Betty White and Sydney Poitier.

Thanks for posting, Hank.

R.I.P. Mr. Poitier   

Reply #2 Friday, January 7, 2022 12:11 PM

I remember him Nice Guy , back in the day one of my former jobs I was a Location Scout 

for TV and Movies and our office was in Beverly Hills, Ca. and next door to our office was 

Gene Wilder's Office and on the other side of us was Sidney Poitier's Office , Like I

said Nice Guy may he R.I.P. ........

Reply #3 Friday, January 7, 2022 1:31 PM

Reply #4 Friday, January 7, 2022 2:38 PM

Lilies of the Field

Reply #5 Friday, January 7, 2022 2:52 PM

I remember him well, he was a great person and great actor. May he truly R.I.P.

Reply #6 Friday, January 7, 2022 8:45 PM

A giant of the screen, he'll be missed.

Reply #7 Saturday, January 8, 2022 12:31 AM

Well Spencer and Katherine....guess who's coming to dinner!...

He had the most wonderful and genuine screen presence..... a life well lived...

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