Sidney Poitier by Andy Gotts

Sydney Poitier & Harry Belafonte

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

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.

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

JFK and Jackie in a photobooth, 1953

Sydney Poitier

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

Richard Burton

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

Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will - Nelson Mandela

Sam Elliott

Tony Curtis

John Wayne

Don Cheadle. Anything he plays in is wonderful to me.

Paul Newman

Morgan Freeman -

Danny Kaye (18/1/13 - 3/3/87) Age: 74

Denzel Washington

Sidney Poitier