He wanted more varied roles; but he also felt obliged to set an example with his characters, by challenging old stereotypes as he was the only major actor of African descent being cast in leading roles in the American film industry, at that time. Directing[ edit ] Poitier directed several films, the most successful being the Richard Pryor - Gene Wilder comedy Stir Crazy , which for many years was the highest-grossing film directed by a person of African descent. Her niece, Cyril Poitier is also an actor and her older sister, Anika Poitier is a film director. Like her professional life, Sydney's personal life is also the common topic among her fans. She attended Tisch School of the Arts and earned her acting degree from there.
For instance, in , he turned down an opportunity to play the lead in an NBC television production of Othello with that spirit in mind. Her niece, Cyril Poitier is also an actor and her older sister, Anika Poitier is a film director. Directing[ edit ] Poitier directed several films, the most successful being the Richard Pryor - Gene Wilder comedy Stir Crazy , which for many years was the highest-grossing film directed by a person of African descent. They Call Me Mister Tibbs! James Baskett was the first African American male to receive an Oscar, an Honorary Academy Award for his performance as Uncle Remus in the Walt Disney production of Song of the South in , while Hattie McDaniel predated them both, winning as Best Supporting Actress for her role in 's Gone with the Wind , making her the first person of African descent to be nominated for and receive an Oscar. Being one of the beautiful Bahamian-American television and film actresses, Sydney undoubtedly has a huge number of admirers, who are always interested to find out about her personal life. Poitier directed the first popular dance battle movie, Fast Forward , in On his second attempt at the theater, he was noticed and given a leading role in the Broadway production Lysistrata , for which, though it ran a failing four days, he received an invitation to understudy for Anna Lucasta. However, Sydney, who is not active on social media, is a private person in real life and prefers to keep her personal life away from the limelight. Poitier joined the North American Negro Theater, but was rejected by audiences. Recording[ edit ] Poitier recorded an album with the composer Fred Katz called Poitier Meets Plato , in which Poitier recites passages from Plato 's writings. His satisfaction at this honor was undermined by his concerns that this award was more of the industry congratulating itself for having him as a token and it would inhibit him from asking for more substantive considerations afterward. With the death of Ernest Borgnine , in , he became the oldest living man to have won the Academy Award for Best Actor. The last film featured his most successful character, Virgil Tibbs , a Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , detective whose subsequent career was the subject of two sequels: After that, she starred in the UPN sitcom Abby in the year , like her first series, that series was also canceled during its first season. She was also a regular on the first season of television series Veronica Mars In , he was the most successful draw at the box office, the commercial peak of his career, with three popular films, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner ; To Sir, with Love and In the Heat of the Night. However, there are only minutes of information available in regards to her private life. She started her acting career in the late s. That same year, she got a recurring role as Rebecca Askew in television series Joan of Arcadia. Like her professional life, Sydney's personal life is also the common topic among her fans. Zanuck in the film No Way Out Contrary to what was expected of black actors at the time, Poitier's tone deafness made him unable to sing. And eventually, they got married in June , and with her husband, Sydney shares one daughter child. Poitier replaced the original director, Joseph Sargent. She landed her first role on television in the NBC drama series First Years in the year ; however, the series was canceled after three episodes.
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