Pioneering Black movie star Sidney Poitier dies at 94
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Los Angeles (AFP) – Sidney Poitier, Hollywood’s first major Black movie star and the first Black man to win the best actor Oscar, has died at 94, prompting an outpouring of grief from the entertainment industry and beyond. Poitier was “an icon, a hero, a mentor, a fighter, a national treasure,” said Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister of the Bahamas, confirming on Friday the passing of the dual US-Bahamian citizen. Stars including Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey led emotional tributes as news broke of the death of the celebrated thespian. “To Sir… with Love. Sir Sidney Poitier R.I.P. He …

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