Celebrities: Where Are They Now?
Sidney Poitier is a Hollywood legend known for his enduring performance in Lilies of the Field. His performance in the movie earned him an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award and made history as the first black actor to win an Academy Award for Best Actor. But his influence never faded as Sidney ranked number 20 on the list of the “Greatest Movie Stars of All Time” in 2005.
For over five decades, he remained a beloved actor not only in Hollywood but in other countries as well. It was when he was appointed to be Bahamas’ ambassador to Japan and UNESCO that he decided to retire from the show business. It became an accomplishment that added to his already high-degree of respectability and acclaim. Moreover, Sidney is the first black actor who has placed his autograph, handprints and footprints in the cement of the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. He is indeed a veteran.