Legendary actor Sidney Poitier, first black actor to win an Oscar, passed away at 94

Legendary actor Sidney Poitier, first black actor to win an Oscar, passed away at 94

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The New York Post reported that Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fred Mitchell, announced the sad news of iconic actor, director, and activist, Sidney Poitier’s passing. His cause of death has yet to be confirmed. He was 94 years old. 

Poitier, working in Hollywood for over 70 years, was the first Black actor to win an Oscar, breaking racial barriers in the film industry. Some of his notable works include “A Raisin in the Sun,” “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” and “Uptown Saturday Night.”

Source: The New York Post

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