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Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier (born February 20, 1927) is an American actor. He was born in Miami, Florida and grew up on Cat Island in the Bahamas. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the 1963 film Lilies of the Field and was the first African-American actor to win this award. He received a lifetime achievement award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2002.

His other films included:

He acted in the first run of "Raisin in the Sun"on Broadway in 1961.

He has written books: "This Life" (1980) "The Measure of a Man: a spiritual autobiography" (2000)