Sidney Poitier, RIP

A truly wonderful actor, the first black man to win a “Best Actor” Oscar, Sidney Poitier, died today at the age of 94. I truly loved this man’s performances throughout the years—from his Oscar-winning turn in “Lillies of the Field” to his proud declaration in the 1967 film, “In the Heat of the Night“: “They Call Me Mister Tibbs!“—he built a trailblazing cinematic legacy. “The Defiant Ones,” “A Patch of Blue,” “To Sir, with Love,” “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” … memorable films all, graced by his talent and his personal integrity and dignity. Check out this TCM tribute to his legacy below.

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