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Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier

Born in Miami, Florida, USA on 20th February 1927. Died in 2022 aged 94 years old.
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Sidney Poitier was an Oscar and Bafta winning actor with a career spanning 65 years, from 1951 to 2016, starting at the age of 24. His first film was Cry, the Beloved Country and his last film was I Am Not Your Negro. A lot of his work was in the Drama and Action genres.

Known For


Film Film Year Runtime Rating Streaming Options
I Am Not Your Negro poster I Am Not Your Negro 2016 1h 33m
And the Oscar Goes To... poster And the Oscar Goes To... 2014 1h 35m
The Jackal poster The Jackal 1997 2h 4m
Mandela and de Klerk poster Mandela and de Klerk 1997 1h 54m
Plex Channel
Sneakers poster Sneakers 1992 2h 6m
Little Nikita poster Little Nikita 1988 1h 38m
Shoot to Kill poster Shoot to Kill 1988 1h 49m
A Piece of the Action poster A Piece of the Action 1977 2h 15m
Let's Do It Again poster Let's Do It Again 1975 1h 50m
The Wilby Conspiracy poster The Wilby Conspiracy 1975 1h 45m
ScreenPix Apple TV Channel
Uptown Saturday Night poster Uptown Saturday Night 1974 1h 44m
A Warm December poster A Warm December 1973 1h 39m
Buck and the Preacher poster Buck and the Preacher 1972 1h 42m
The Organization poster The Organization 1971 1h 46m
They Call Me Mister Tibbs! poster They Call Me Mister Tibbs! 1970 1h 48m
For Love of Ivy poster For Love of Ivy 1968 1h 41m
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner poster Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 1967 1h 48m
In the Heat of the Night poster In the Heat of the Night 1967 1h 49m
To Sir, with Love poster To Sir, with Love 1967 1h 45m
A Patch of Blue poster A Patch of Blue 1965 1h 45m
The Bedford Incident poster The Bedford Incident 1965 1h 42m
The Greatest Story Ever Told poster The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965 3h 19m
Lilies of the Field poster Lilies of the Field 1963 1h 34m
A Raisin in the Sun poster A Raisin in the Sun 1961 2h 8m
The Defiant Ones poster The Defiant Ones 1958 1h 36m
Edge of the City poster Edge of the City 1957 1h 25m
Cry, the Beloved Country poster Cry, the Beloved Country 1951 1h 43m

Regularly Credited With

Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
3 films together
Ruby Dee
Ruby Dee
3 films together
Shelley Winters
Shelley Winters
3 films together
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Bill Cosby
3 films together
Roy Glenn
Roy Glenn
3 films together
Michael Caine's profile
Michael Caine
2 films together
Richard Gere's profile
Richard Gere
2 films together
Charlton Heston's profile
Charlton Heston
2 films together
John Wayne's profile
John Wayne
2 films together


His Top Genres 1
27% Drama
+ 74 more
His Top Years
12% 1967
+ 19 more
Role Type
100% Lead

1 Genres are counted according to total films, not total genres, as such the overall total of all genress will be more than 100%.

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Sidney Poitier FAQ

How old was Sidney Poitier when he died?

94 years old.

When was Sidney Poitier born?

20th February 1927

Where was Sidney Poitier born?

Miami, Florida, USA

Has Sidney Poitier won an Oscar?

No, he never won an Oscar.

Has Sidney Poitier won a BAFTA?

Yes, he won a BAFTA for the film The Defiant Ones (1958)

What ethnicity is Sidney Poitier?

He was Black.