Sidney Poitier  

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Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE (born February 20, 1927), is a Bahamian American actor, film director, author, and diplomat. He broke through as a star in acclaimed performances in American films and plays, which, by consciously defying racial stereotyping, gave a new dramatic credibility for black actors to mainstream film audiences in the Western world.



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