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Name: Sidney Poitier
Full Name: Sidney L. Poitier KBE
Profession: Actor • Film Director
Age: 94 years old
Nationality: Bahamian-American
Net Worth: $25 million

Sidney Poitier Biography

Sidney L. Poitier KBE was born on 20th February 1927 in Miami, Florida, the U.S. He died on 7th January 2022. By profession, he was a Bahamian-American actor, film director, activist, and ambassador.

Sidney Poitier Career

Sidney L. Poitier KBE is an American-born actor, film director. From 1995 to 2003, Poitier served as a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company. In April 1997, Poitier was appointed ambassador of the Bahamas to Japan, a position he held until 2007. From 2002 to 2007, he was concurrently the ambassador of the Bahamas to UNESCO.

His mother’s name was Evelyn and his father’s name was Reginald James Poitier. He was assigned to a Veteran’s Administration hospital in Northport, New York, and was trained to work with psychiatric patients.

Sidney Poitier Awards

In 1964, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, becoming the first Black male and Bahamian actor to win the award.

He received two further Academy Award nominations, ten Golden Globes nominations, two Primetime Emmy Awards nominations, six BAFTA nominations, eight Laurel nominations, and one Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination.

Sidney Poitier Wife, Personal Life


Sidney L. Poitier was first married to Juanita Hardy from 29th April 1950, until 1965. In 1959, Poitier began a nine-year affair with actress Diahann Carroll. He married Joanna Shimkus, a Canadian former actress, on 23rd January 1976.

Sidney Poitier had four daughters with his first wife (Beverly, Pamela, Sherri, and Gina and two with his second (Anika and Sydney Tamiia.

Sidney Poitier Cause of Death

Sidney Poitier died from complications of dementia at his home in Miami, Florida, U.S. on 7th January 2022.

Sidney Poitier Net Worth

Sidney Poitier has an estimated net worth of $25 million.


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