Sidney Poitier

Only Evelyn Poitier thought that the premature, three-pound infant would survive.
Shortly after the delivery, Sidney's father visited an undertaker in Miami and came
back with a small casket. Evelyn ignored his pessimism. Although she had lost ...

Author: Carol Bergman

Publisher: Holloway House Publishing

ISBN: 9780870675669

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 168

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Traces the life of the movie actor who won an Academy Award in 1963 and became a symbol of the breakthrough of black performers in motion pictures.

Sidney Poitier

From that day forward , Sidney Poitier never had to worry about making a living
by acting . He was an established actor . The same year he starred with Rock
Hudson in Something of Value . It was a dramatic story about the Mau Mau
rebellion ...

Author: David Paige

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ISBN: 9780871915566

Category: Actors

Page: 31

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A brief biography of the black actor who rose from abject poverty to become a superstar in films and on the stage.

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Sidney. Poitier. Saluted. In. 'American. Masters'. Special. FOR GREAT LOOKING
SKIN Now her secret can be yours. ENTERTAINMENT Debbie Allen Debbie
Allen's stellar choreography, a mainstay of the telecast of the Academy Awards
the ...

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The weekly source of African American political and entertainment news.

The Cinema of Sidney Poitier

Cast : Sidney Poitier ( Virgil Tibbs ) , Martin Landau ( Reverend Logan Sharpe ) ,
Barbara McNair ( Valeri Tibbs ) , Anthony Zerbe ( Rice Weedon ) , Jeff Corey (
Captain Marden ) , David Sheiner ( Herbert Kenner ) , Juano Hernandez ( Mealie
) ...

Author: Lester J. Keyser

Publisher: A. S. Barnes

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Category: African Americans in motion pictures

Page: 192

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Jet

sidney POITIER's Book Talks About His Marriage, Black Films In Blackboard
Jungle, student Sidmey Poitier chats with teacher Glenn Ford during an
encounter. Sidney's autobiography, This Life, is not a confession, though he
spent nearly a ...

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Sidney Poitier

In the first full biography of actor Sidney Poitier, Aram Goudsouzian analyzes the life and career of a Hollywood legend, from his childhood in the Bahamas to his 2002 Oscar for lifetime achievement.

Author: Aram Goudsouzian

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807875848

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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In the first full biography of actor Sidney Poitier, Aram Goudsouzian analyzes the life and career of a Hollywood legend, from his childhood in the Bahamas to his 2002 Oscar for lifetime achievement. Poitier is a gifted actor, a great American success story, an intriguing personality, and a political symbol; his life and career illuminate America's racial history. In such films as Lilies of the Field, In the Heat of the Night, and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Poitier's middle-class, mannered, virtuous screen persona contradicted prevailing film stereotypes of blacks as half-wits, comic servants, or oversexed threats. His screen image and public support of nonviolent integration assuaged the fears of a broad political center, and by 1968, Poitier was voted America's favorite movie star. Through careful readings of every Poitier film, Goudsouzian shows that Poitier's characters often made sacrifices for the good of whites and rarely displayed sexuality. As the only black leading man during the civil rights era, Poitier chose roles and public positions that negotiated the struggle for dignity. By 1970, times had changed and Poitier was the target of a backlash from film critics and black radicals, as the new heroes of "blaxploitation" movies reversed the Poitier model. In the 1970s, Poitier shifted his considerable talents toward directing, starring in, and producing popular movies that employed many African Americans, both on and off screen. After a long hiatus, he returned to starring roles in the late 1980s. More recently, the film industry has reappraised his career, and Poitier has received numerous honors recognizing his multi-faceted work for black equality in Hollywood. As this biography affirms, Poitier remains one of American popular culture's foremost symbols of the possibilities for and limits of racial equality.

Jet

World renowned actor Sidney Poitier recently was elected to the board of
directors of Walt Disney Co., it was announced by the organization's chairman in
Bur- bank, CA. Michael D. Eisner, chairman and chief executive officer at Disney,
said ...

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This Life

Academy Award-winning actor Sidney Poitier, the son of West Indian parents, took chances and broke rules to finally achieve his dramatic destiny.

Author: Sidney Poitier

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The remarkable life and career of the first black actor to break through the stereotyping and racism of Hollywood. The Oscar-winning actor, the youngest child of a proud Bahamian farmer, ran away to the fabled Harlem where he started out washing dishes but finally won himself a place in theatre.

I Am Not Sidney Poitier

I am tall and dark and look for the world like Mr. Sidney Poitier, something my
poor disturbed and now deceased mother could not have known when I was
born, when she named me Not Sidney Poitier. I was born after two years of
hysterical ...

Author: Percival Everett

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 1555970192

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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I Am Not Sidney Poitier is an irresistible comic novel from the master storyteller Percival Everett, and an irreverent take on race, class, and identity in America I was, in life, to be a gambler, a risk-taker, a swashbuckler, a knight. I accepted, then and there, my place in the world. I was a fighter of windmills. I was a chaser of whales. I was Not Sidney Poitier. Not Sidney Poitier is an amiable young man in an absurd country. The sudden death of his mother orphans him at age eleven, leaving him with an unfortunate name, an uncanny resemblance to the famous actor, and, perhaps more fortunate, a staggering number of shares in the Turner Broadcasting Corporation. Percival Everett's hilarious new novel follows Not Sidney's tumultuous life, as the social hierarchy scrambles to balance his skin color with his fabulous wealth. Maturing under the less-than watchful eye of his adopted foster father, Ted Turner, Not gets arrested in rural Georgia for driving while black, sparks a dinnertable explosion at the home of his manipulative girlfriend, and sleuths a murder case in Smut Eye, Alabama, all while navigating the recurrent communication problem: "What's your name?" a kid would ask. "Not Sidney," I would say. "Okay, then what is it?"

Montaro Caine

. Part mystery, part science fiction, this book excites like Agatha Christie’s Murder of Roger Ackroyd and will appeal especially to lovers of suspense.”—Library Journal “[A] captivating blend of corporate intrigue and science ...

Author: Sidney Poitier

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0385531125

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A baby is born with a coin in her hand. An orphan crafts a mysterious wooden object. The CEO of a large corporation finds himself under extraordinary pressure at work and at home. And on a remote hilltop on a Caribbean island, a medicine man seems to understand the meaning of all these events and to hold the key to the future. Montaro Caine, CEO of the Fitzer Corporation, is losing control of the company he built just as his teenage daughter is experiencing her own difficulties. At this moment of crisis, a man and woman appear at his office with a coin of unknown provenance, composed of a metal unknown on Earth. Montaro immediately recognizes it as the companion of a coin he analyzed as a graduate student working in a lab at MIT, which was later returned to its unidentified owner. The coin’s appearance draws the attention of scientists, collectors, financiers, and thieves, all of whom vie to get their hands on it, and Montaro himself hopes that the discovery of the coin will save his company. But the value of the coin lies not in its monetary worth but in its hold on the people who come into contact with it. These include the young woman who is not aware of the object that was found in her hand at birth; an old man who, as a boy, crafted a wooden compact as a gift for a young Montaro Caine; and the elusive healer Matthew Perch, who, from his hut on a small Caribbean island, knows precisely why these people have been brought together and what wisdom the coin imparts. In his first novel, the beloved actor and director Sidney Poitier takes us on a wild and unexpected adventure—from New York to Europe to the Caribbean and beyond. The novel offers Poitier’s heartfelt message about the potential each of us has within ourselves, and about being open to the possibility that there are mysteries in the universe, and here on Earth, far greater than we can imagine. An enthralling journey into the magic of existence, Montaro Caine is a radiant debut from an American legend. Praise for Montaro Caine “Some might feel it’s quintessentially Poitier. Elegant, if a book can be elegant, with a bit of mystery and Caribbean flavor thrown in for good measure. Like his famed movie roles in Lilies of the Field and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, he once again offers up a moving performance.”—USA Today “An intricate, electrifying journey. Academy Award winner Poitier creates multifaceted characters, with Montaro in particular exhibiting a rare realism; Montaro’s encounters with others are at once honest, intense, and mesmerizing. While the narrative has an urgency that will keep readers anticipating, it is also poetic. . . . Part mystery, part science fiction, this book excites like Agatha Christie’s Murder of Roger Ackroyd and will appeal especially to lovers of suspense.”—Library Journal “[A] captivating blend of corporate intrigue and science fiction . . . a thought-provoking tale of caution and hope that is as elegant and riveting as the legendary actor and director himself.”—Booklist “Surprisingly intricate . . . sure to please his many fans.”—Publishers Weekly “Elegantly written and keenly observed . . . a Little Prince for grown-ups.”—Kirkus Reviews

Images of Blacks in American Culture

Two Sidney Poitier Films . ” Film Comment 36 ( Winter 1969 ) : 85 . Ewers ,
Carolyn . Sidney Poitier : The Long Journey . New York : New America Library ,
1969 . Flatley , Guy . Sidney Poitier as Black - Militant . New York Times ,
November 10 ...

Author: Jessie Carney Smith

Publisher: Greenwood

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Category: Art

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"A unique guide, recommended for all libraries supporting research in Black Studies." Reference Book Review "Its unique qualities are the discussions and sources for studying and understanding those artifacts as well as the provision of a historical perspective on the images." Reference Books Bulletin

Samuel Goldwyn Presents

80 PORGY AND BESS ( 1959 ) Sidney Poitier , Dorothy Dandridge and Pearl
Bailey in Porgy. Directed by Otto Preminger ; screenplay , N . Richard Nash ;
based on the musical play Porgy and Bess by DuBose Heyward and George and
Ira ...

Author: Alvin H. Marill

Publisher: South Brunswick [N.J.] : A. S. Barnes

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Category: Motion picture producers and directors

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Commentary and analysis of the films of independent producer Samuel Goldwyn.

Tla Film Video Guide

98 O BROTHER JOHN ( 1972 , 94 MIN , JAMES GOLDSTONE ) Sidney Poitier
plays a mysterious , spiritual visitor whose stay at a small Southern town brings
out the worst in people . With Will Geer , Bradford Dillman , Paul Winfield and ...

Author: Wax

Publisher: T L a Video Management, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781880707005

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Blacks in American Movies

Author: Anne Powers

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Category: African Americans in motion pictures

Page: 157

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Provides students and researchers with a listing of books, articles, and other materials on the extent and social significance of black involvement in films

People Bahamas

FAVOURITE FILM STARS Sidney Poitier in living colour . The face that endears
the hearts of many is Sidney Poitier , veteran actor now producerdirector talking
about his hopes in the world of movie - making . Film Stars Live and Play in ...

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Portraits of African American Achievers

This baby was Sidney Poitier . The Poitiers and their seven children lived in a
poor neighborhood and owned a fruit and vegetable farm . Sidney did not know
about ice cream , forks , or electricity until he was ten years old . When Sidney
was ...

Author: Doris Hunter Metcalf

Publisher: Milestone

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Category: African Americans

Page: 139

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This interdisciplinary study of famous African-American achievers incorporates activities that range from puzzles to research challenges to experiments. Students "meet" Thurgood Marshall, Whitney Houston, Denzel Washington, Maya Angelou, Jaleel White, and others.

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Pan African Chronology 1914 1929

Poitier's directing ventures include Buck and the Preacher ( 1972 ) ; A Warm
December ( 1973 ) ; Stir Crazy ( 1980 ) ; Hanky ... The film career of Sidney
Poitier was one of the more significant developments for African Americans in the
third ...

Author: Everett Jenkins

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: 9780786408351

Category: Reference

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The author's first volume of hisPan-African Chronologycovers the period from 1400 through the end of the American Civil War. The second volume chronicles the most significant events in the African diaspora from the end of the Civil War through the pre–World War I years. This book is the third volume in the series. The period it covers is from 1914 through 1929, a time when people of African descent experienced two seminal events: World War I and the Black Awakening. In World War I, people of African descent fought for both sides, earning distinction on the battlefields of France as well as in the jungles and deserts of Africa. The "Black Awakening," a period from 1919 through 1929, marked the dawning of global awareness, not only for persons of African descent but also for non–African peoples, of the contributions of African people to the culture of the world. The book is arranged by year; events of each year are grouped by region-the Americas, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa. It also has two special biographical divisions for W.E.B. DuBois and Marcus Garvey.

The Evolution of Character Portrayals in the Films of Sidney Poitier 1950 1978

CHAPTER IV THE ROAD TO STARDOM rents came Sidney Poitier grew up on
Cat Island in the Bahamas , the youngest of the eight children of Reginald and
Evelyn Poitier . The family lived in a three room hut on the island completely
isolated ...

Author: Samuel Lawrence Kelley

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Films and Filming

Billy Foster ( Bill Cosby ) and Clyde Williams ( Sidney Poitier ) , respectively
Treasurer and Vice - Marshal of their Lodge , The Sons and Daughters of Shaka ,
glumly contemplate the fact that they need 55 , 000 dollars to endow a new
meeting ...

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