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Update on Sidney Poitier’s death

LILIES of the Field actor Sidney Poitier, the first black person to win a Best Actor Oscar, has died at the age of 94.

The death of the Acadamy Award winner has been confirmed by Bahamas Secretary of State Fred Mitchell, via Witness News Bahamas.

Responding to Poitier’s death, Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper said he was “at odds with great sadness and a sense of celebration when I learned of the passing of Sir Sidney Poitier.

“Sad that he will no longer be here to tell him how much he means to us, but celebrate that he has done so much to show the world that the people from the very beginning The most humble can change the world and we gave him flowers while he was with us,” Cooper told Guardian Nassau.

Read ours Sidney Poitier’s Live Blog for the latest news and updates…

  • Is Sidney Poitier married?

    Poitier was married twice.

    His first wife was Juanita Hardy, and they were married from 1950 to 1965.

    He then married former actress Joanna Shimkus in 1976.

  • Sidney Poitier is determined to give up his voice

    The actor spent six months devoting himself to achieving success on stage.

    In that effort, Poitier was determined to get rid of his Bahamian accent.

  • Sidney Poitier is tone deaf

    Unlike many actors, Sidney Poitier cannot sing.

    This is because he is tone deaf.

  • Where did Sidney Poitier come from?

    The actor unexpectedly gave birth two months prematurely in Miami, while his parents were visiting.

    His family lives in the Bahamas and visits Miami to sell farm produce.

    At the time Poitier was born, the Bahamas was still a British colony, and being born in Miami automatically granted him US citizenship.

  • Academy Award for Best Actor

    Sidney Poitier was the first Black actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 1963 film Lillies of the Field.

    Poitier plays a handyman who helps a group of German-speaking nuns build a chapel.

  • Is Sidney Poitier dead?

    It is reported that the actor died on January 7, 2021, at the age of 94.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/celebrities/17253195/sidney-poitier-dead-94-cause-death-news-updates/ Update on Sidney Poitier’s death

Huynh Nguyen

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