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Old 01-07-22, 11:40 AM
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RIP Sidney Poitier

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https://apnews.com/article/sidney-po...4465e9ff4a1339
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Old 01-07-22, 02:15 PM
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Wife and I watched The Defiant Ones a year or so ago.

He was excellent.
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How do you thank someone who has taken you from crayons to perfume?

Actually I think Buck and the Preacher was probably the first time I saw him, I was probably 13 and he impressed me even then.
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I had good laugh when I first saw him in Lillies in the Field, and my little sis couldn't get enough of him in To Sir with Love. My favorite movie with him is In the Heat of the Night along with Rod Steiger.
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I'm trying to think if I saw him in another movie before "Sneakers". He brought greatness to anything he did.
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Old 01-08-22, 09:39 AM
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An amazing actor in his day who took on roles that meant something.

But also another recent one (like Joan Didion and Bob Dole) that made me think - he was still alive? When Didion passed away the NYTimes obit on file was so old that people who'd been interviewed for it were dead
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Old 01-08-22, 09:42 AM
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First saw him in "To Sir with Love..." Incredibly powerful in "In the Heat of the Night."

Had an elegance and grace that he owned, that isn't much seen today.
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I was 8 when In the Heat of the Night came out. I didn't see the movie then, but the "They call me Mr. Tibbs!" trailer was all over the TV, and it became embedded in my mind. When someone asked my name I'd answer "They call me Mr. Tibbs!"

I saw the movie decades later and it's one of my top 10 movies.
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Originally Posted by tyrion View Post
I was 8 when In the Heat of the Night came out. I didn't see the movie then, but the "They call me Mr. Tibbs!" trailer was all over the TV, and it became embedded in my mind. When someone asked my name I'd answer "They call me Mr. Tibbs!"

I saw the movie decades later and it's one of my top 10 movies.
I saw it early, but also rewatched it a couple of years ago... and was struck by it's intensity more so at that later viewing. I also did some research and discovered some issues that Sidney Poitier encountered while filming in the south...
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I was watching To Sir, with Love the other day, and I actually started crying at the end. Ugh...
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"Lilies of the Field" would be my favorite.

"In the Heat of the Night" was good.

A man for the times. RIP
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A great actor, a class act, and a trailblazing hero.

If you can access NYT stuff, here's an interesting OpEd that opines that one reason he was able to be such a pioneer was that audiences read him more as Caribbean than African-American
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On another note, though not as well known unless one is a vintage Sci Fi fan, another actor has passed.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainm...X2R?li=BBnbfcL
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Did not know he was a cyclist ?

No known mention of him ever riding a bicycle
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