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OSCAR WINNING ACTOR HAS DIED AT 94

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Sidney L. Poitier ( February 20, 1927 – January 6, 2022)


In 1964, Sidney Poitier won the Academy Award for Best Actor becoming
the first Black male and Bahamian actor to win the award.

He also received two further Academy Award nominations, ten
Golden Globes nominations, two Primetime Emmy Awards
nominations, six
BAFTA nominations, eight Laurel nominations,
and one
Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination. Poitier was
one of the last surviving major stars from the
Golden Age of
Hollywood
cinema, and after the death of Kirk Douglas in 2020,
was the oldest living and earliest surviving male
Academy Award
winner

The star’s death was confirmed to Fox News on Friday by the
Bahamian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office.

 

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Sidney Poitier was awarded the 1964 Academy Award for
Best Actor for his role in the movie Lilies of the Field.

 

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POPULAR MOVIE OPENED ON THIS DAY

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On August 11, 1973, the nostalgic teenage coming-of-age movie American Graffiti, directed and co-written by George Lucas,
opened  in theaters across the United States. Set in
California
in the summer of 1962, American Graffiti was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Picture, and
helped launch the big-screen careers of Richard Dreyfuss and
Harrison Ford, as well as the former child actor and future Oscar-
winning filmmaker Ron Howard. The film’s success enabled
Lucas to get his next movie made, the mega-hit Star Wars (1977).

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Robert Weston Smith, known as Wolfman Jack
(January 21, 1938 – July 1, 1995)

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‘‘FORREST GUMP’’ OPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1994

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On July 6, 1994, the movie Forrest Gump opened in U.S. theaters. A
huge box-office success, the film starred
Tom Hanks in the title role
of Forrest, a good-hearted man with a low I.Q. who winds up at the
center of key cultural and historical events of the second half of the
20th century.

Forrest Gump was based on a 1986 novel of the same name by
Winston Groom, who (like his main character) grew up in
Alabama
and served in the Army during Vietnam.

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Robin Wright and Tom Hanks.

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Tom Hanks won his second Oscar for Forrest Gump.

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A GREAT ACTOR FINALLY GET’S HIS AWARD

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On April 7, 1970, the legendary actor John Wayne (above) won his first—and only—acting Academy Award, for his star turn in the
director Henry Hathaway’s Western True Grit.

Movie Posters:Western, True Grit (Paramount, 1969). Half Sheet (22

True Grit, Rooster Cogburn, jumping 4 rails, John Wayne, Well, come see a fat old man some time Fleece Blanket for Sale by Thomas Pollart
                                         (1907–1979)

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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