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Sydney Poitier, the first black actor to win an Oscar, passed away at the age of 94 Sydney Poitier, the first black actor to win an Oscar, passed away at the age of 94 The groundbreaking actor, who starred in films such as "Like the Heat of the Night" and "Guess Who Came to Dinner," has died at the age of 94, according to reports in the international media Avner Shavit 07/01/2022 Friday, 07 January 2022, 17:30 Updated: 17:35 Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitt



Sydney Poitier, the first black actor to win an Oscar, passed away at the age of 94

The groundbreaking actor, who starred in films such as "Like the Heat of the Night" and "Guess Who Came to Dinner," has died at the age of 94, according to reports in the international media

Avner Shavit

07/01/2022

Friday, 07 January 2022, 17:30 Updated: 17:35

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Poetry with the Oscar (Photo: AP)

Legend's death: Actor Sydney Poitier has died at the age of 94, according to reports in the international media.

Poitier, who was born in Florida to a poor immigrant family from the Bahamas, is one of the greatest pioneers in Hollywood history.

Among other things, he was listed as the first black actor to win an Oscar in the acting category, and later added a Lifetime Achievement Oscar.



Poitier won an Oscar for his performance in "Five Nuns and One Man" - originally, "Lilies of the Field".

The film was released in 1963, and before and after it he starred in several other films that became modern classics, and broke new ground in dealing with racial issues - "The Bold", "Forge and Bass", "To the Lord in Love", "As the Heat of the Night" and "Snake Who Came to Dinner" , among the rest.

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Poitiers receives the medal from Obama (Photo: GettyImages, Chip Sumodibila)

Over time, Poitiers slowed the pace of his work.

In the 1990s he appeared in the hit "Sneakers" and played Nelson Mandela in a TV movie, and his last role was in 2001.

In addition to his duties on screen, he was also active in the civil rights movement, for all of which he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II, and the presidential medal from Barack Obama.

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