Sometimes Stark really works. I don't know about you but I hear 4 syllables. Samuel L Jackson by Brian Hamill

Sidney Poitier by Andy Gotts

ICONS: Sammy Davis, Jr., Harry Belafonte and Sidney Poitier in an outtake from their February 4, 1966 LIFE magazine cover. Thank you Reggie Hudlin! Photo: Philippe Halsman/Magnum Photos.

Sidney Poitier.... Inspirational, ground-breaking Academy Award winning actor and philanthropist

Sydney Poitier

Sydney Poitier & Harry Belafonte

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...in 1964, Sydney Poitier became the first African American to win the Academy Award for Best Actor (in Lilies of the Field).

Robert Downey Jr.

Actor Sidney Poitier made film history on April 13, 1964, when he became the first black man to win an Oscar for best actor.

JFK and Jackie in a photobooth, 1953

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Sidney Poitier - a man of substance, worth, dignity, character and integrity. It doesn't help to be beautiful outside as well! Sigh!

Nelson Mandela

No matter what they tell you, words and ideas can change the world. ~Robin Williams (1951-2014) RIP

Cary Grant in 'That Touch of Mink' 1962. Photo by Milton Greene.

Morgan Freeman

George Clooney...Women love him...Guys think of him as a great guy to share a drink with...I respect how he uses his brand and intelligence to try to make this World a better place.

John Malkovich #portrait #photography probably the most intimidating person on earth for me, and I love his acting