Sidney Poitier is born

February 20

On February 20, 1927, Sidney Poitier was born.

Sidney Poitier was an influential actor and film director. He was the first African American to win an Academy Award for best actor. 


Grimes, W. (2022, January 7). Sidney Poitier, who paved the way for black actors in film, dies at 94. The New York Times. Retrieved February 1, 2023, from 

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