Bahamian-American actor Sidney Poitier, whose representation of Black people in film helped change racist perceptions, dies at 94
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Sidney Poitier at the 38th Charlie Chaplin Award gala, held at the Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center in New York City on May 2, 2011. Photo by Tamara Dunn on Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. Hollywood royalty and elder statesman of the silver screen, Bahamian-American actor Sidney Poitier, whose trailblazing work in the 1950s and ’60s helped break colour barriers, shifting the lens through which Black people were perceived and paving the way for other Black actors to make their mark, died on January 7 at the age of 94. BREAKING: Beloved Bahamian actor and former ambassador Sir Sidney Poitier has …

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