Sidney Poitier, Oscar-winning actor and Hollywood's first Black movie star, dies

  • Sidney Poitier, Oscar-winning actor and Hollywood's first Black movie star, dies

    Posted by metta on January 7, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    Sidney Poitier, Oscar-winning actor and Hollywood’s first Black movie star, dies at 94<div>

    Hollywood’s first Black movie star and the first Black man to win the best actor Oscar

    “Poitier’s movies struggled for distribution in the South, and his choice of roles was limited to what White-run studios would produce. Racial taboos, for example, precluded him from most romantic parts. But his dignified roles helped audiences of the 1950s and 1960s envision Black people not just as servants but as doctors, teachers and detectives.”

    https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/07/entertainment/sidney-poitier-death/index.html

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