Photos: Hollywood legend Sidney Poitier

Star Sidney Poitier stars in “Buck and the Preacher,” a movie that he likewise directed in 1972.

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Star Sidney Poitier stars in “Buck and the Preacher,” a movie that he likewise directed in 1972.

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Sidney Poitier, whose stylish bearing and principled onscreen characters made him Hollywood’s very first Black film star, has actually passed away at the age of 94.

Poitier ended up being the very first Black guy to win an Academy Award when he took house the very best star Oscar in 1964.

Poitier, who won the award for his efficiency in “Lilies of the Field,” was among the greatest box-office stars of the 1960s. He stayed a Hollywood legend in his later years.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.