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Oscar-winning actor Sidney Poitier dies at 94

BY ANI, Jan 8, 2022 12:40 AM - REPORT AN ERROR

Oscar-winning actor Sidney Poitier dies at 94/ ANI

Bahamian-American actor Sidney Poitier, who was an Academy Award winner, has died at the age of 94.

Sidney's roles were legendary. He starred as Mark Thackeray in 'To Sir With Love', and Detective Virgil Tibbs in 'In the Heat of the Night' in 1967. He also starred in 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner', also released in the same.

Poitier was a tireless civil rights activist. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 by President Obama for his work. A dual citizen of the US and the Bahamas, he served from 1997-2007 as Bahamian Ambassador to Japan.(ANI)

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