Today in Black History – Sidney Poitier
As one of the finest Black thespians to ever grace the silver screen, veteran actor, director and author Sidney Poitier has long cemented his place in the annals of film lore for his staggering list of achievements in the acting world. Long retired, the 85-year-old achieved one of the highest honors in his field 48 years ago today, becoming the first Black actor to win the coveted Academy Award (Oscar) For Best Actor in 1963.
Posted on July 19, 2012, in Black Facts, Today's Feature and tagged academy award oscar, entertainment, oscars, sidney poitier, veteran actor. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Today in Black History – Sidney Poitier.