First black man to win Best Actor Oscar, Sidney Poitier Died at 94 – Bahamian-American actor Sidney Poitier has passed away at the age of 94. Poitier won an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1964 for a film in Arizona, Lilies of the Field. he won the Best Actor Oscar award and became the first black man to win the Best Actor Oscar.
- He was honoured with the US Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 by President Obama for his work.
- Sidney Poitier began his career as an actor in theatre in the 1940s and also worked both as an actor and director.
- the last appearance of Sidney Poitier on screen was in the 1997 film Jackal.
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