Sidney Poitier, first Black man to win Best Actor Oscar, passes away
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Sidney Poitier, who broke through racial barriers becoming the first Black winner of the Best Actor Oscar in 1963 for his role in the film ‘Lilies of the Field’, and inspired a generation during the civil rights movement, has died at age 94.
In 2009, Mr. Poitier was awarded the highest U.S. civilian honour, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, by President Barack Obama.
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