Sidney Poitier’s Words

| February 23, 2019

Bahamian born actor Sir Sidney Poitier once wrote, “I felt very much as if I were representing 15, 18 million people with every move I made.”

Celebrating his 92nd birthday (Born on Feb. 20, 1927) The New York Times highlighted a number of exclusive pictures and articles featuring the world-loved actor. The piece reminded readers that Sir Poitier had only a year and a half of schooling. He moved at a young age to Miami, where he began working to support himself.

In Times articles over the years, Sir Sidney describes feeling the heft of his career moves, in one instance saying that he turned down offers to play subservient characters, like butlers, because he rejected how Hollywood stereotyped his race.

The article can be found here:

www.nytimes.com/2019/02/20/movies/sidney-poitier-92nd-birthday.html

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Delia Dolor is an all-round media professional. She produces and presents television, radio and live shows. She is also a public speaker, magazine and print editor.
Delia has been credited with creating a more intimate confessional form of media communication and to have influenced the way talk shows in the Caribbean can influence the lives of others.

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