Hollywood director-actor Sidney Poitier Death has said goodbye to this world forever at the age of 94. He was born in Miami on February 20, 1927, in the house of a poor farmer. Sidney Poitier struggled a lot in his life due to poverty and made a different place in the Hollywood industry with hard work. The actor has worked in many great films like ‘To Sir with Love’, ‘In the Heat of the Night’ and ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’.
Apart from acting career, Sidney was also a civil rights activist. He was awarded the US Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 by former President Obama for his work.
Sydney was the first black Oscar winner
In 1963, Poitier also made a film called ‘Lily of the Field’. The character played in this film was well liked by the audience. For this he was awarded the Oscar Award. With this, Sidney Poitier became the first black Oscar award winner.
Hollywood celebs paid tribute
Former US President Barack Obama expressed his condolences through a tweet. He wrote – ‘Sidney Poitier has carved a niche in our hearts through her phenomenal roles and prodigious talent. Along with this, Sidney Poitier has presented this new dimension to the new generation. Like my family, I pay homage to him. Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor has also wished his soul peace by posting a picture with Sidney Poitier on social media. He wrote – ‘Sydney Poitier…my childhood idol, a lifetime inspiration and a tribute to the star of my favorite movies…’