Who is Sidney Poitier ?

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Who is Sidney Poitier ?

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    Sidney Poitier - Hollywood's first African-American to win the Best Actor Oscar. Poitier won his award in 1963 for his role in Lilies of the Field. He picked up another Academy Award in 2002, this time for lifetime achievement. The first African-American actor to place autograph, hand, and footprints in the cement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre (1967), Poitier has also received an AFI Life Achievement Award (1992), Kennedy Center Honors (1995) and an NAACP Image Award (2001). In 1974 he was made a Knight of the British Empire. Stepping into the world of diplomacy, Poitier is the Bahamas' ambassador to Japan and to UNESCO.

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