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Sidney Poitier

1927 - 2022

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Sidney Poitier ( PWAH-tyay; February 20, 1927 – January 6, 2022) was a Bahamian and American actor, film director, and diplomat. In 1964, he was the first black actor and first Bahamian to win the Academy Award for Best Actor. He received two competitive Golden Globe Awards, a competitive British Academy of Film and Television Arts award (BAFTA), and a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sidney Poitier has received more than 13,666,306 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). Sidney Poitier is the 97th most popular actor (up from 233rd in 2019), the most popular biography from The Bahamas (up from 453rd in 2019) and the most popular Bahamian Actor.

Sidney Poitier is most famous for being the first African American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1964.

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Among actors, Sidney Poitier ranks 97 out of 9,996Before him are Judi Dench, Richard Gere, Charlotte Rampling, Leslie Nielsen, Jason Statham, and Michael Gambon. After him are Pierce Brosnan, Tom Selleck, Shah Rukh Khan, Gary Cooper, Alec Baldwin, and Monica Vitti.

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Among people born in 1927, Sidney Poitier ranks 9Before him are Ferenc Puskás, Olof Palme, Roger Moore, Gina Lollobrigida, Günter Grass, and Bhumibol Adulyadej. After him are Samuel P. Huntington, Peter Falk, Vladimir Komarov, Lawrence Kohlberg, Turgut Özal, and Antônio Carlos Jobim. Among people deceased in 2022, Sidney Poitier ranks 3Before him are Elizabeth II and Luc Montagnier. After him are Monica Vitti, Francisco Gento, Thích Nhất Hạnh, Meat Loaf, Olivia Newton-John, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, Thierry Mugler, Lata Mangeshkar, and Ricardo Bofill.

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In The Bahamas

Among people born in The Bahamas, Sidney Poitier ranks 1 out of 27After him are Durward Knowles (1917), Perry Christie (1943), Sebastian Bach (1968), Kimbo Slice (1974), Hubert Minnis (1954), Arthur Foulkes (1928), Lynden Pindling (1930), Mark Knowles (1971), Donald Thomas (1984), Ryan Sweeting (1987), and Troy Kemp (1966).

Among ACTORS In The Bahamas

Among actors born in The Bahamas, Sidney Poitier ranks 1After him are Kimbo Slice (1974).

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