Oscar winner Sydney Poitié is dead 

Sydney Poitié died on Friday January 7, 2022, at the age of 94. He is the first black actor to win the Best Actor Oscar for his role in the 1964 film 'The Lily of the Field'. The announcement was made by Bahamian Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper. 

Sydney is an American-Bahamian actor and director. He was born in Miami, Florida on February 20, 1927, during his parents' trip to the United States. While the war of segregation had yet to come to an end in the United States, the African American won the Oscar for Best Actor in Hollywood, a major first in the history of American cinema for his role in ”Les Lys des champs” in 1964.Sydney Poitié died at the age of 94 

We have lost an icon, a hero, a mentor, a fighter, and a national treasure, ”the Deputy Prime Minister wrote of the late actor. For the moment no information is yet available on the causes of the legendary's disappearance. The Sydney icon was best known for her commitment to combating racial discrimination. The revolutionary actor changed the way we think about Hollywood cinema for his first role playing in films like "guess who's coming to dinner?" or “In the heat of the night”, the immense Sydney will forever remain a legend in cinema. Few stars manage to have an influence equal to the civil rights fighter. 


2002, Sidney Poitier received an honorary Oscar for his extraordinary performances, his dignity, his style and his intelligence  

EDITOR: Roodson Guerrier 


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