Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier

Born Feb 20, 1927
  • Actor, Diplomat, Writer, Film director, Author, Film Producer
Net Worth
$25 Million
Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE, is a Bahamian-American actor, film director, author and diplomat. In 1964, Poitier became the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role in Lilies of the Field. The significance of this achievement was later bolstered in 1967 when he starred in t...

Sidney Poitier Stats


: Sidney L. Poitier, Sir Sidney Poitier, Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE


: Actor, Diplomat, Writer, Film director, Author, Film Producer


: 6 ft 2 in (1.892 m)


: African American


: United States of America

Date of Birth

: February 20, 1927

Place of Birth

: Miami

Sidney Poitier Film Roles

  1. Blackboard Jungle
    Gregory W. Miller
    Blackboard Jungle
  2. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
    John Prentice
  3. In the Heat of the Night
    Virgil Tibbs
  4. Little Nikita
    Roy Parmenter
  5. Porgy and Bess
  6. Sneakers
    Donald Crease
  7. The Defiant Ones
    Noah Cullen
  8. The Jackal
    FBI Deputy Director Carter Preston
  9. They call me MISTER Tibbs
    Virgil Tibbs
  10. To Sir, with Love
    Mark Thackeray

Sidney Poitier Film Director

  1. A Piece of the Action
  2. Stir Crazy
  3. Uptown Saturday Night
    Uptown Saturday Night
  4. Ghost Dad
  5. Fast Forward
  6. Let's Do It Again
  7. Hanky Panky
  8. Buck and the Preacher
  9. A Warm December
    A Warm December

Sidney Poitier Film Appearances

  1. Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
  2. King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis
  3. Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age
    Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age
  4. A Century of Cinema
    A Century of Cinema
  5. Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist
    Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist
  6. Tell Them Who You Are
  7. Sing Your Song
  8. I Got Somethin' to Tell You

Sidney Poitier TV Starring Roles

  1. Separate but Equal

Sidney Poitier TV Guest Roles

  1. The 39th Annual Academy Awards
  2. The 36th Annual Academy Awards
  3. The 41st Annual Academy Awards
  4. A Man is Ten Feet Tall
  5. The 37th Annual Academy Awards
  6. The 68th Annual Academy Awards
  7. 18th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
  8. The 70th Annual Academy Awards
  9. The American Film Institute Salute to Sidney Poitier
  10. Parole Chief

Sidney Poitier Books

  1. The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography
  2. Life Beyond Measure
  3. This life
  4. Mein Vermächtnis. Eine Art Autobiografie

Sidney Poitier Political Donations

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  • 1992
  • $1,000
    Feinstein for Senate Cmte
  • Anthony C Beilenson
    Beilenson Campaign Cmte
  • 2001
  • John Conyers Jr
    Friends of John Conyers
  • 2004
  • Democratic Party of Nevada
  • 2008
  • $250
    Obama for America
  • $1,000
    Obama for America
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