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Transcript of Sidney Poitier
life in the bahamas
1. born prematurely in Miami on February 20, 1927
2. left to the Bahamas
3. worked on tomato farm until farm failed
4. family moved to Nassau
5. left to Miami
life in the u.s.
1. Was a U.S. citizen, but there was still segregation
2. Spent a summer washing dishes in Georgia
3. Moved to New York City
4. Auditioned for Harlem's American Negro Theater
5. Broadway director saw him perform and allowed him to play in
Play in harlem's american negro theater
life as an actor
1. Performed in
No Way Out
2. Performed in
Cry the Beloved Country
, set in South Africa
3. Joined acting workshop led by Llyod Richards
scene in cry the beloved country
poitier and richards
life as a movie star
1. Acted in
(1955) as a high school student: had the attention of a vast audience for 1st time
2. Won his 1st Academy Awards nomination in
The Defiant Ones
struggled to find roles in films
scene in blackboard jungle
scene in the defiant ones
life as a movie star (cont.)
4. Broadway - A Raisin in the Sun
5. Lilies of the Field (1963)
6. Won an Academy Award for best actor in 1964
- First Oscar won by an African American actor
scene in raisin in the sun
life as a director
1. Left to live in the Bahamas
2. 1972- Returned to Hollywood and focused on directing
3. 1st film directed:
Buck and the Preacher
4. Preferred comedy, so directed comedy films
life as a writer
1. 1980- Published his 1st autobiography called
2. Retired from acting and started to write about his personal experiences
Presidential medal of freedom
3. 2009- Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama
4. 2011- Chaplin Lifetime Achievement Award from the Film Society of Lincoln Center
life with his family
1. 1950-1965 married to Juanita Hardy: 4 children
2. Now married to Joanna Shimkus: 2 children
sidney tamiia poitier
"Diplomatic Role for Sidney Poitier." The Independent. Independent Company, 16 Apr. 1997. Web. 15 Feb. 2016. <http://www.independent.co.uk/news/diplomatic-role-for-sidney-poitier-1267563.html>.
"Sidney Poitier: Powerful Portrayals of Dignity, Conviction, and Grace." Academy of Achievement. American Academy of Achievement, 12 Dec. 2014. Web. 15 Feb. 2016. <http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/poi0bio-1>.
"Sidney Poitier Biography." The Biography.com Website. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2016. <http://www.biography.com/people/sidney-poitier-9443345>.
Sidney Poitier. Digital image. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation Inc., 15 Feb. 2016. Web. 15 Feb. 2016. <https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c3/Sidney_Poitier-NPS.jpg>.
Cat Island, Bahamas. Digital image. Earth Observatory. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 10 Mar. 2011. Web. 15 Feb. 2016. <http://eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/49000/49743/ISS026-E-033193_lrg.jpg>.
Here's a typical picture of Cat Island. Digital image. Discover-Eleuthera-Bahamas.com. Discover-Eleuthera-Bahamas.com, 2004-2016. Web. 15 Feb. 2016. <http://www.discover-eleuthera-bahamas.com/images/map-cat-island-bahamas-turquoise-waters-500.jpg>.
Sidney Poitier as a teenager on Cat Island. Digital image. Old Bahamas in Photos and Postcards. Register.com, 11 Dec. 2013. Web. 15 Feb. 2016. <http://www.oldbahamas.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/SPoitier1.jpg.w560h546.jpg>.
Harlem Federal Theatre Project Production of MacBeth. Digital image. BlackPast.org. Library of Congress, 2007-2015. Web. 15 Feb. 2016. <http://www.blackpast.org/files/blackpast_images/Federal_Theatre_Project.jpg>.
Sidney Poitier. Digital image. Academy of Achievement. American Academy of Achievement, 12 Dec. 2014. Web. 15 Feb. 2016. <http://www.achievement.org/achievers/poi0/large/poi0-007.jpg>.
Sidney Poitier my sixth favorite actor all time. Digital image. Wolffian Classics Movies Digest. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2016. <http://cp91279.biography.com/1000509261001/1000509261001_2114323705001_Sidney-Poitier-Struggling-Actor.jpg>.
Goodliffe, Jonathan. Cry the Beloved Country. Digital image. MICHAEL GOODLIFFE: WARTIME SHAKESPEAREAN ACTOR AND PRODUCER. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2016. <http://www.mgoodliffe.co.uk/images/cry.jpg>.
Goodliffe, Jonathan. Lloyd Richards. Digital image. Academy of Achievement. American Academy of Achievement, 26 Mar. 2009. Web. 15 Feb. 2016. <http://www.achievement.org/achievers/ric0/large/ric0-047.jpg>.
Poitier Blackboard Jungle. Digital image. Esbilla Cinematográfica Popular. WordPress.com, n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2016. <https://esbilla.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/blackboard__jungle_011.jpg>.
Film Review: The Defiant Ones (1958). Digital image. The Shades of Black and White. Blogger, 11 Feb. 2012. Web. 15 Feb. 2016. <http://www.nysun.com/pics/7419.jpg>.
Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun" Digital image. A Line from Linda. Blogger, 6 July 2015. Web. 15 Feb. 2016. <http://www.achievement.org/achievers/poi0/large/poi0-016.jpg>.
Sidney Poitier - Winning an Oscar. Digital image. Bio. A&E Television Networks, LLC, 2016. Web. 15 Feb. 2016. <http://cp91279.biography.com/1000509261001/1000509261001_2114287311001_Sidney-Poitier-Wining-an-Oscar.jpg>.
Nogi, Kazuhiro. Sidney Poitier. Digital image. Getty Images. Getty Images, 16 Apr. 1997. Web. 15 Feb. 2016. <http://cache3.asset-cache.net/gc/506021666-oscar-winning-actor-sidney-poitier-is-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=X7WJLa88Cweo9HktRLaNXuhFqi%2Bfy10qZ7gmvAViapZzZA0zp7nPq5B2TGcxBGCqO%2FNQRuK4yCpHEV8mEi76OA%3D%3D>.
life as a diplomat
1. 1997- represented the Bahamas as an ambassador to Japan
2. Wanted to help promote his home country
3. Served as the nation's Ambassador to the United Nations cultural organization
poitier welcomed to the imperial palace
The brilliant, but troubled Elizabeth Hartman (she jumped to her death in 1987 at age 43), director Guy Green, and Poitier on the set of A PATCH OF BLUE 1965. Digital image. The Scott Rollins Film and TV Trivia Blog. Blogger, 19 Feb. 2015. Web. 15 Feb. 2016. <http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Gu-JiwUIJf8/T0GNJ2JxrUI/AAAAAAAABeA/IMX0lBdUs7k/s1600/hartman-green-poitier_opt.jpg>.
Miranda, Eva. They Call Me MISTER Tibbs. Digital image. Pinterest. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2016. <https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/0d/62/1d/0d621d703d3b0a2d50a5c03b6251be8b.jpg>.
Medal of Freedom Awarded to 16 'agents of Change' Digital image. The Times Picagune. NOLA Media Group, 12 Aug. 2009. Web. 15 Feb. 2016. <http://blog.nola.com/news_impact/2009/08/large_medal_poitier.JPG>.
Sydney-tamiia-poitier-sidney-poitier-joanna-gettyimages.jpg. Digital image. Pinterest. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2016. <https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/59/d2/f2/59d2f2af4b7bacef984b6b24c4096d51.jpg>.