Sidney Poitier

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)

Katharine Hepburn MacGyvers a Sports Car, Ranks Higher Than the Pope, Takes Care of Spencer Tracy, and Sidney Poitier Has Class. From 1967, it’s Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.

They Call Me Mister Tibbs!

Sidney Poitier Is Denounced by the Black Panthers, Moves to Nassau, Has Standards, & Is Appreciated Once More. It’s They Call Me Mr. Tibbs!

to sir, with love

To Sir, with Love (1967)

Sidney Poitier is America’s Top Movie Star, Picks Another Winner, & Sees No Problem Playing Exemplary Human Beings. It’s To Sir, with Love.

Lilies of the Field (1963)

Sidney Poitier Sees Gold, Promotes Unity & Brotherhood, & Becomes the First Black Man to Win Best Actor. From 1963, it’s Lilies of the Field.

Blackboard Jungle (1955)

Sidney Poitier Buys a Restaurant, Provides for His Family, Doesn’t Sign a Studio Contract, & MGM Misses Out. It’s 1955’s Blackboard Jungle.