He was the visual inspiration for the original illustrations of superhero Green Lantern/John Stewart (created in 1971), the first Afro-American to be member of the Corps. Along with Gary Cooper, is the most represented actor on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time, with five of his films on the list.
They are: A Raisin in the Sun (1961) at #65, The Defiant Ones (1958) at #55, Lilies of the Field (1963) at #46, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) at #35, and In the Heat of the Night (1967) at #21.
De Mille Award, BAFTA Fellowship, Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Act...
Sydney is married to her longtime boyfriend Dorian Heartsong since June 2012.Her husband Dorian is a musical artist and a former bassist of American rock band actress revealed that she dated some sweet guys in the past.Sydney stands at the height of 1.8 m (5' 10") and holds American nationality.A native of Cat Island, The Bahamas (though born in Miami during a mainland visit by his parents), Poitier grew up in poverty as the son of farmers Evelyn (Outten) and Reginald James Poitier, who also drove a cab.The Poitier siblings have four half-sisters named Beverly, Pamela, Sherri, and Gina from their father's previous relationship.
Her maternal grandfather is reported to be a Jewish and Lithuanian origin.Being a daughter of famous Bahamian actor Sir Sidney Poitier, and Canadian actress Joanna Shimkus, Sydney Tamiia Poitier followed her parents' footstep towards acting career.After landing a role in in the 2001 NBC drama series served the actress to gather spotlight all around the globe.Her father Sidney is a Bahamian-American actor who became a first black actor and first Bahamian to secure two awards, '.Sidney, who has Afro-Bahamian ancestry, has featured in over three dozens of movies and has authored three autobiographical books.Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, In the Heat of the Night, Lilies of the Field, To Sir, with Love, The Defiant Ones, A Patch of Blue, No Way Out, Blackboard Jungle, Uptown Saturday Night, Buck and the Preacher, The Jackal, Shoot to Kill, A Raisin in the Sun, Let's Do It Again, A Piece of the Action, Ed...[re writer/director Richard Brooks ] He was both intense and very feeling, very human.