Sidney Poitier: Legacy of a Leading Man

sid5“I am the me I choose to be,” Sidney Poitier proclaimed in his autobiography The Measure of a Man. As an Academy-award winning actor, director, diplomat, and author, Poitier has certainly lived up to that creed. In a time when blacks were treated as second-class citizens, Poitier revolutionized the film industry by becoming one of Hollywood’s most iconic actors. With his intrepid acting and versatility, Mr. Poitier has established himself as a cinematic pioneer and a true Renaissance man.

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