Sidney Poitier, Who Paved the Way for Black Actors in Film, Dies at 94 | The New York Times

The first Black performer to win the Academy Award for best actor, for “Lilies of the Field,” he once said he felt “as if I were representing 15, 18 million people with every move I made.”   —  BY, WILLIAM GRIMES | THE NEW YORK TIMES Sidney Poitier, whose portrayal of resolute heroes in films…

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