There are seven fundamental types of catastrophes. Beauty is not one of them.
Today is Sydney Poitier‘s 86th birthday
Sir Poitier (as I like to call him) is the epitome of an actor with integrity, grace, dignity and uncompromising self-respect. As a kid of the 80s & early 90s, I loved watching American Movie Classics, and I quickly became a fan of his work. Sir Poitier hailed from a time of social injustice, disparaging racial climates, where he battled his way through an industry that would rather have him clean the floors than win an Oscar, and yet he prevailed.
He might have started his career as an actor who would go on to star in 48 films, but he also directed several others, before moving into a new direction as a published author.
Some of his career highlights include:
Personally, I appreciate Sydney’s positive character portrayal all those years. I’m sure he endured much negativity behind the scenes, considering his success, morality and the boiling point of the civil rights movement. He was definitely a pioneer in his art and humanity.
One of my favorite scenes from one of my favorite films…
Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner
Sydney Poitier wins Best Actor for Lillies of the Field