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Thank You For The Memories Sidney Poitier!

Class, elegance, style, and grace easily described Sidney Poitier. In 1958 Poitier was the first black person nominated as best actor for his roll in, The Defiant Ones and in 1964, Poitier won an Oscar for his performance in the movie, Lillies of the Field.

Even at the height of his success Sidney Poitier was very active in the civil rights movement and shined in To Sir, with Love, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, and In The Heat of the Night all dealing with racial tension in a time when that was deeply prevalent in our society.

As I shared on my IG stories, when I think of “Black Excellence” I always thought of Mr. Poitier. Some of my favorite memories with “Grandma Pat” came watching Sidney Poitier moves! She was so proud of him as a black man and the brilliant black elegance he personified! My favorites are, They Call Me Mister Tibbs!, To Sir, With Love, and the hilarious classics with Bill Cosby, Uptown Saturday Night, Let’s Do It Again, and A Piece of the Action!

Thank you for all the great memories and bringing families together all around the world with your beautiful art! Rest In Peace Sidney Poitier!

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