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Sidney Poitier
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Actor
    (February 20, 1927- )
    Won the 1963 Oscar for Best Actor (Lilies of the Field)
    Won lifetime Oscar (2002)
    Acted in 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner,' 'In the Heat of the Night,' 'The Defiant Ones,' 'Lilies of the Field,' 'To Sir With Love' and 'No Way Out'
    He has been divorced.
    To get his first major role in 'No Way Out (1950)' he lied to director John Mankiewicz and told him he was twenty-seven (he was twenty-two).
    His early roles, while compelling, were still less interesting and prominent than those white actors routinely obtained.
    He cut his roles significantly after the 60's.
    He achieved only moderate success as a director.
    He overcome his poor background and made it big.
    He was the first African American to win the best actor 'Academy Award.'
    His roles in 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)' and 'To Sir, with Love (1967)' broke racial barriers.
    Awarded the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award (1992).
    Appointed ambassador of the Bahamas to Japan (April 1997)
    He influenced several generations of African American actors.
    He remains one of the most respected and beloved figures of American cinema.
    He is ranked in People Magazine's 50 Most beautiful People in the World (2001).

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