Sidney Poitier, the first black actor to win the Oscar for Best Actor, has died. Sydney also received America’s highest civilian honor for work in the field of civil rights.
In the film ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’, he played a black man whose fiancé is a white girl. In the film The Heat of the Night, he played the role of a black police officer who faces apartheid. This year he also played the role of a London teacher in the film To Sir, With Love.
Sidney Poitiers was born on 20 February 1927 in Miami. He was raised on a tomato farm in the Bahamas. He attended school for only one year. Despite battling poverty and being black, he had traveled to become a big actor. In 2009, Sidney Poitiers was elected as the then President. Barack Obama He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor.