The actor Sidney Poitier died at the age of 94. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Sidney Poitier was an American-born Bahamian actor, film director, author, and diplomat who had a net worth of $20 million at the time of his death. Poitier was one of the last surviving stars of the so-called “Golden Age of Hollywood,” and was considered showbiz royalty. He was widely praised after winning the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1964, becoming the first black man to achieve this feat. He was also the first Bahamian national to win the award.
How did Sidney Poitier die?
A death certificate for legendary actor Sidney Poitier, who died on Jan. 6 at age 94, lists heart failure as the cause of his death. The document, obtained by CNN Tuesday, states Poitier died at his Beverly Hills home in California of cardiopulmonary failure.
"I was not the kind of a principal player that was so in demand that eight or 10 or 12 scripts came per month."Sidney Poitier
"I had chosen to use my work as a reflection of my values."Sidney Poitier
"I wanted to look at them because I feel, internally, that I am an ordinary person who has had an extraordinary life."Sidney Poitier
"My father was a tomato farmer. There is the phrase that says he or she worked their fingers to the bone, well, that's my dad. And he was a very good man."Sidney Poitier
"Far as I can tell, I still have most of my hair, my gut is not hanging over my belt, and I still have all of my teeth."Sidney Poitier