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  1. Your Holiday Sor-Bay: Rudolph's Shiny New YearRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Child of Television

    Denzel Washington born in Mount Vernon, New York. In 2002, for his performance as a corrupt cop in Training Day, Washington became the first black man to win the Best Actor Academy Award since 1964, when Sidney Poitier received the award for Lilies of the Field.


  2. Part 2 Mississippi Freedom Summer: Memoir of a Civil Rights ActivistRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 23 | Voices Online

    ... to vote in the South. The US Senate broker the Southern filibuster and passed the Civil Rights Bill in June. Sidney Poitier became the first African-American to win an Academy Award for best actor for his performance in LILIES OF THE ...


  3. LIVE! TEN's Late Late Show blogRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 |

    They call him Mr Tubs... (slightly off-topic reference to Sidney Poitier-starring follow-up to In the Heat of the Night but indulge us) User contributions and/or comments do not, unless specifically stated, represent the views of or RT. Click here for Terms of use


  4. Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy in Guess Who's Coming to DinnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... and final time that husband-and-wife duo Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy appeared in a film together. Sidney Poitier stars as Dr. John Prentice who falls in love with a young woman after only ten days. They decide to get engaged, and Prentice ...


  5. Eatontown Resident in "A Raisin In The Sun"Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | More Monmouth Musings

    ... 1959 and closed on June 25, 1960 after 530 total performances. Directed by Lloyd Richards, the cast featured Sidney Poitier (Walter Lee Younger), Ruby Dee (Ruth Younger), Ivan Dixon (Joseph Asagai), Lonne Elder III (Bobo), John Fiedler (Karl ...


  6. BWW Reviews: a Pleasing Repast - the Man Who Came to DinnerRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 3 |

    ... (not to be confused with the 1967 American dramedy, " Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" w ith Spencer Tracy and Sidney Poitier ), but were unsure of the details. Paging through our program, I'll admit to having reservations at the prospect of sitting ...


  7. Piers Morgan: 'I haven't seen you since you stroked my chassis,' I...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 29 | Daily Mail

    ... entirely surprising given that Playboy once voted her the Most Desired Woman of the Decade for the Seventies. Sidney Poitier is now 87 but looks no more than 60, and has a bone-crushing handshake. I told him his wife's Joanna's big regret and he ...


  8. GRATITUDE: 'There was a very real sense that what we were seeing was something greater than mere entertainment'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... art dealer for Sears. I make sure she knows the difference between Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield. When Sidney Poitier has that intense conversation with his father in "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner," I try to explain that I'm crying because ...


  9. Harry Belafonte Receives Jean Hersholt Humanitarian AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | Black Enterprise

    ... to Tarzan , Belafonte believed that films "were an early stimulus to the beginning of my rebellion." Sir Sidney Poitier, 87, joined Belafonte on the stage and commended him for helping to "redirect the ship of racial hatred in American culture." ...


  10. Watch Harry Belafonte's Powerful Speech On Social InjusticeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2014 | Switched

    ... went on to cite "The Defiant Ones," "Schindler's List," "Brokeback Mountain," "12 Years A Slave" and Sidney Poitier as moving the discussion forward in a positive way throughout the last 60 years. But he closed his speech with a call to arms for all ...


  11. Erie Theater Company Opens a Raisin in the Sun TonightRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2014 |

    ... Sun", as their debut offering in November, from the 6th, through the 8th. This ground-breaking play starred Sidney Poitier , Claudia McNeil l, Ruby Dee and Diana Sands in the Broadway production which opened in 1959. Set on Chicago's South Side, "A ...


  12. South-side baker Stephanie Hart is a new Food Network starRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | Chicago Reader

    ... regularly has on display, including red velvet cake, one she calls the Porgy and Bess ("It's chocolate for Sidney Poitier and caramel for Dorothy Dandridge"), and one called the Obama cake-"Sort of like America, it's chocolate cake, yellow cake, red ...


  13. Why I Couldn't Talk to the Teachers' UnionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | The Atlantic

    ... was mostly an art, which the talented refine in the privacy of the classroom over many years of work. Think Sidney Poitier's Mark Thackeray in To Sir with Love or Richard Dreyfuss as Glenn Holland in Mr. Holland's Opus . The trouble with this ...


  14. Erie Theater Company to Present a Raisin in the Sun, Opening 11/6Read the original story

    Oct 28, 2014 |

    ... Sun", as their debut offering in November, from the 6th, through the 8th. This ground-breaking play starred Sidney Poitier , Claudia McNeil l, Ruby Dee and Diana Sands in the Broadway production which opened in 1959. Set on Chicago's South Side, "A ...


  15. Crest Dragons roll into title game with 19-0 victoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | The Star Online

    Back in the 1970s noted actors Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby starred in a couple hit movies with the sequel entitled 'Let's Do It Again' Well, that fits the Crest and Shelby Middle School football rivalry.


  16. the Company Men Release New Album '#throwbackPOP' TodayRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2014 |

    ... great:they were in tuuuuune....." "the COMPANY MEN were divine...simply divine," says Natalie Cole;and Sir Sidney Poitier exclaimed "the COMPANY MEN were wonderful! Keep doing what you're doing!" Comedian/actor Jason Alexander has also commented, ...


  17. Today in Rock: October 21Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 |

    ... US. Lulu performs the song in the movie of the same name, where she portrays a high school student taught by Sidney Poitier. On this day in 1972 The number one Billboard Pop Hit is "My Ding-a-Ling" by Chuck Berry . The legendary rocker's only number ...


  18. Buster Poindexter Is All Around Us, AlwaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | The Village Voice

    ... on a surprisingly prolific film career. He'd acted briefly as a teenager, including a small role in the '60s Sidney Poitier film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner , but once the '80s started blending into the '90s, he began to pop up everywhere, throwing ...


  19. Adam McKay Says Uptown Saturday Night Isn't Happening; the Big...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | Collider

    ... for myself." For a while it was looking like McKay's next project would be a remake of the 1971 Bill Cosby / Sidney Poitier comedy Uptown Saturday Night for Warner Bros., with Will Smith and Denzel Washington looking to star. Nicholas Stoller ( ...


  20. Programs explore Holocaust and survivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 |

    ... United States, working her way up from a New York zipper factory into Hollywood. She eventually starred with Sidney Poitier in the film "Lilies of the Field," for which she earned an Oscar nomination. (Poitier also was nominated and won for Best ...