Sidney Poitier and the Standards Against Which We Measure Artists

Sidney Poitier at the 2002 Academy Awards.
Poiter in “Blackboard Jungle.” Glenn Ford, rear left.
With Rod Steier in “In the Heat of the Night.”
“Lilies of the Field,” for which he became the first black actor to win the best actor Academy Award.
Dr. John Prentice argues with his father in “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner.”
Approaching the stage to accept his best actor Oscar.

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David Hinckley wrote for the New York Daily News for 35 years. Now he drives his wife crazy by randomly quoting Bob Dylan and “Casablanca.”

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David Hinckley

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David Hinckley wrote for the New York Daily News for 35 years. Now he drives his wife crazy by randomly quoting Bob Dylan and “Casablanca.”

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