was working his magic on screen, in the Bronx, a boy named Reginald Fils-Aim was growing up, the son of Haitian immigrants.
Retrospectively, nearly fifty years from the Oscar recognition, the question can still be posed: to what extent did Poitier
participate in the making of a whole character, one who was representative of black male aspirations of the time?
At 64, she's only five years older than Washington, 59, but he notes that a 32-year-old Poitier
played Walter Lee opposite 41-year-old Claudia McNeil in the original Broadway production.
reminisced about his long career, noting that before taking any job, he considered the impact each of his characters would have on the image of African Americans.
Patrick Vignaud, director of Poitier
University's Institute of Palaeo-primatology and Human Palaeontology, said that the cats were as big as modern lions.
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learned quickly, navigating unfamiliar environments, excelling where no one else had.
kiss (glimpsed in a taxi's rear-view mirror), was cut by one Louisiana theater, wrote Harris, adding: "The Ku Klux Klan planned rallies, protests and even attacks on theaters.
An American icon, Sidney Poitier
has written a poignant autobiography in his 70th year.
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In some ways he seemed destined to follow the path of Sidney Poitier
, who had directed Cotton Comes To Harlem and another Lockhart film, Melinda (1972).