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« on: January 07, 2022, 05:17:46 PM »

Rest in peace.

He was an amazing groundbreaking actor and activist, the first African American to win an Oscar, for Lillies of the Field in 1963, among other accolades.

Back in the day, it was a big deal when a movie made it's way onto the small screen - some of Sidney Poitier's pivotal works, Raisin in the Sun, Lillies of the Field, Guess who's Coming to Dinner and In the Heat of the Night were being shown on television when I was a teenager. An marvelous and thought provoking body of work to watch.



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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2022, 05:32:17 PM »


Oh, heartbreaking news ... I just saw (again, for like the 50th time), To Sir with Love only two weeks ago.   I loved him in that movie.     

Another film of Sidney Poitier's that I love is, A Patch of Blue.   Wonderful films and a splendid actor.   
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2022, 05:50:59 PM »


Oh, heartbreaking news ... I just saw (again, for like the 50th time), To Sir with Love only two weeks ago.   I loved him in that movie.     

Another film of Sidney Poitier's that I love is, A Patch of Blue.   Wonderful films and a splendid actor.   

How could I have forgotten To Sir with Love? I think that's the one I've watched the most too. Now I've got Lulu doing the theme song running through my head.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2022, 05:57:08 PM »

Plus, was he just dashingly handsome, too, or what??
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2022, 06:20:33 PM »

Another legend gone, but oh what a life, what a talent! The elegance and dignity he brought to his roles was exceptional. He really drew you into his character. I honestly was a little in love with him, which for a white girl in the south in my youth was not encouraged.

Rest in Power, to Sir with love.
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2022, 07:08:39 PM »

I adored Lilies of the Field.  Still has a lot to say.
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2022, 09:23:59 PM »

Rest In Peace. A great actor.

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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2022, 11:07:23 PM »

My mum liked his acting very much. she read his biography and passed it to me. brilliant read. then he put another one out, and we both devoured that too.

yes. a brilliant man, indeed.

sad day.

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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2022, 12:25:00 AM »

I used to show "To Sir, With Love" to my sociology students probably 15 or so years ago, and I remember how enthralled they were with it! No mean feat to captivate an audience of teenagers with a movie made 50 years before their time.

Phenomenal actor and by all accounts a great man, too.
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2022, 02:31:01 AM »

That's a bloody shame, he was one of my favourite actors. RIP  Sad
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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2022, 03:22:04 AM »

He was beautiful inside and out  RIP Mr. Poitier, you were a treasure
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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2022, 04:52:55 AM »

I wish the Queen would tweet a note. I think hes that special and she should.
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« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2022, 07:36:48 AM »

I wish the Queen would tweet a note. I think hes that special and she should.

Perhaps there will be something - he held a dual citizenship and did receive a knighthood in 1974.


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« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2022, 04:53:03 PM »

Watched Lilies in the Field last night. Great movie. Love the black and white. Tonight Ill watch To Sir with Love or In the Heat of the Night.

Raisin in the Sun is spectacular, too.
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« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2022, 05:02:30 PM »

Such a great actor and a very classy man. I remember watching Guess Who's Coming to Dinner after Obama was elected. He was great in that movie.
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