Sidney Poitier has died. He was a distinguished actor, director and activist who appeared in many excellent movies. in 1967, To Sir With Love, In the Heat of the Night and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. I particularly like In the Heat of the Night.
Sidney Poitier left his hand and foot prints in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theater on 23-June-1967.
I love the scene from In The Heat of the Night when the mean old white man slapped Poitier and Poitier slapped him back. If you get tired of the loop below, click on the image to pause it.
|Life Magazine, 06-September-1963|
Sidney Poitier was one of the organizers of the 28-August-1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Two of the leading organizers, A Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin, stand in front of the Lincoln Memorial, where Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr would soon deliver his speech, "I Have a Dream."