Sidney Poitier
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"Sir Sidney Poitier", Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire/KBE, is a The Bahamas/Bahamian-United States/American actor, film director, author and diplomat.

In 1964, Poitier became the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role in Lilies of the Field (1963 film)/Lilies of the Field. The significance of this achievement was later bolstered in 1967 when he starred in three successful films, all of which dealt with issues involving race: To Sir, with Love; In the Heat of the Night (film)/In the Heat of the Night; and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, making him the top box-office star of that year. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Poitier among the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars/Greatest Male Stars of All Time, ranking 22nd on the list of 25.

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