Sidney Poitier

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Sir Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier-NPS.jpg
Ambassador of the Bahamas to Japan
Assumed office
April 15, 1997
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Meenister Hubert Ingraham (1999-02; 2007-12)
Perry Christie (2002-07; 2012-Pres.)
Personal details
Born (1927-02-20) Februar 20, 1927 (age 91)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Ceetizenship United States
The Bahamas
Spoose(s) Juanita Hardy (1950–1965)
Joanna Shimkus (1976–present)
Bairns Beverly Poitier
Pamela Poitier
Sherri Poitier
Gina Poitier
Anika Poitier
Sydney Tamiia
Thrift Actor, director, writer, diplomat

Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE[1] (born 20 Februar 1927) is an American-born Bahamian actor, movie director, author, and diplomat. Poitier wis the first black actor to win an Academy Awaird for Best Actor.

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  1. Because Poitier is a citizen of The Bahamas, a Commonwealth realm, this is a substantive (as opposed to honorary) knighthood, which entitles him to the style "Sir". However, Poitier employs the title only in connection with his official ambassadorial duties.

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