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Homer and Mother Maria (Lilies of the Field, 1963)

Homer and Mother Maria (Lilies of the Field, 1963)

Stanley Adams as Juan in Lilies of the Field (1963)

Stanley Adams as Juan in Lilies of the Field (1963)

Homer Smith and Father Murphy (Lilies of the Field, 1963)

Homer Smith and Father Murphy (Lilies of the Field, 1963)

Sidney Poitier as Homer Smith in Lilies of the Field (1963)

Sidney Poitier as Homer Smith in Lilies of the Field (1963)

Sidney Poitier (b. 1927-) grew up poor in the Bahamas as a son of farmers. At 15, he was sent to Miami to live w his brother, to avoid delinquency in Bahamas. The racial chasm in the U.S. shocked him; he vowed to overcome it. At 18, he went to NYC, did menial jobs, then, the Negro Theatre. He worked hard to lose his accent and learn acting. By 1950, he was offered leading stage & film roles. In ’63, he won the Oscar for ‘Lilies of the Field’.

Sidney Poitier (b. 1927-) grew up poor in the Bahamas as a son of farmers. At 15, he was sent to Miami to live w his brother, to avoid delinquency in Bahamas. The racial chasm in the U.S. shocked him; he vowed to overcome it. At 18, he went to NYC, did menial jobs, then, the Negro Theatre. He worked hard to lose his accent and learn acting. By 1950, he was offered leading stage & film roles. In ’63, he won the Oscar for ‘Lilies of the Field’.

A cool tribute to the film Lilies of the Field, starring Sidney Poitier and Lilia Skala (1963)

A cool tribute to the film Lilies of the Field, starring Sidney Poitier and Lilia Skala (1963)

Oscars: April 13, 1964: April 13, 1964  Best picture: ‘Tom Jones’ Jack Lem­mon hosts in Santa Mon­ica. “Tom Jones” is the only film in his­tory to get three sup­port­ing act­ress nom­in­a­tions. Sid­ney Poit­i­er’s win is greeted with a roar of ap­prov­al. Act­or: Sid­ney Poit­i­er, “Lilies of the Field”  Act­ress: Pa­tri­cia Neal, “Hud” Sup­port­ing act­or: Melvyn Douglas, “Hud” Sup­port­ing act­ress: Mar­garet Ruther­ford, “The V.I.P.’s” Dir­ect­or: Tony Richard­son, “Tom Jones”

The Academy Awards through the years

Oscars: April 13, 1964: April 13, 1964 Best picture: ‘Tom Jones’ Jack Lem­mon hosts in Santa Mon­ica. “Tom Jones” is the only film in his­tory to get three sup­port­ing act­ress nom­in­a­tions. Sid­ney Poit­i­er’s win is greeted with a roar of ap­prov­al. Act­or: Sid­ney Poit­i­er, “Lilies of the Field” Act­ress: Pa­tri­cia Neal, “Hud” Sup­port­ing act­or: Melvyn Douglas, “Hud” Sup­port­ing act­ress: Mar­garet Ruther­ford, “The V.I.P.’s” Dir­ect­or: Tony Richard­son, “Tom Jones”

The tall, handsome and gifted Sidney Poitier was the first African American superstar; the first black actor to earn a best actor Oscar for 1963’s “Lilies of the Field” and the first to be the top box-office draw in 1968.

Sidney Poitier

The tall, handsome and gifted Sidney Poitier was the first African American superstar; the first black actor to earn a best actor Oscar for 1963’s “Lilies of the Field” and the first to be the top box-office draw in 1968.

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