Happy Birthday, Sidney Poitier, Pione...

Happy Birthday, Sidney Poitier, Pioneering African-American Actor

There are 6 comments on the findingDulcinea story from Feb 20, 2010, titled Happy Birthday, Sidney Poitier, Pioneering African-American Actor. In it, findingDulcinea reports that:

Sidney Poitier was the child of tomato farmers in the Bahamas. He moved to New York as a teenager and worked as a dishwasher until a successful audition landed him a spot with the American Negro Theater.

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Lynda Finn

Auckland, New Zealand

#1 Mar 27, 2010
Sidney Poitier still looks gorgeous at 83.
Robert Wright

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Sep 30, 2010
Growing up in the 1950s, 1960s South. The only black male performer we had to look up to and try to imitate, was Mr. Poitier. I tried hard to model my life after him. He was a strong no nonsence performer. As a musician, I modeled myself after Verdine White, I also saw a lot of Mr. Poitier in him
Natalie

London, UK

#3 Feb 20, 2011
Excellent actor, but in no way African-American. Happy birthday Sir Sidney!
kiki

Miami, FL

#4 Feb 23, 2011
nice
kiki

Miami, FL

#5 Feb 23, 2011
very very postive man
nbnicks

Pensacola, FL

#6 Mar 18, 2011
just a note to wish a "Happy Belated (albeit sincere) Birthday" to Sir Poitier of the 1st Oscar! When I as a kid in Mississippi you sir were my inspiration (in the "Defiant Ones" )to continue to protest and fight racism in the world. I am considering you (along within James Earl,Morgan Freeman,Orphra and Bill Cosby),in a starring role in the movie as my grandfather, when my book is finished about my father. Thank you sir, for your contribution to Mankind
n.b.nicks

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