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E. R. Braithwaite Dies At 104

The Guyanese writer and educator fell ill on Monday (12Dec16) and passed away at the Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, Maryland. He was known for his work in both...

Cicely Tyson To Receive First-ever Sidney Poitier Tribute Award

The Help star will be on hand to receive the award and will sit down for a question-and-answer session with writer Patty Roker. "I am honoured to be receiving the first Sir...

Sidney Poitier To Receive Bafta Fellowship

The In the Heat of the Night star will be presented with a BAFTA Fellowship award, which recognises excellence in the entertainment industry, at the annual prizegiving ceremony on 14 February (16)....

Mildred Joanne Smith Dies Aged 92

She passed away on 19 July (15), according to The Hollywood Reporter, but no further details were made available. The actress, who starred alongside Sidney Poitier in No Way Out, had...

Frank Sinatra's Address Book Sold At Auction

Frank Sinatra's little black book has sold at auction for $8,960.The leather address book of the legendary singer - who died in 1998, aged 82 - read like a who's who of the showbiz world,...

Woody Allen Will Be Honoured At Golden Globes With Lifetime Achievement Award

Woody Allen is to be awarded the Golden Globes' Cecil B. De Mille Award at next years awards show, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced on Friday, 13 September. The prolific writer, director, producer...

Stars Turn Out For Tony Bennett's Birthday Bash

Veteran crooner Tony Bennett mingled with the cream of Hollywood from John Travolta to Sidney Poitier at his birthday party in California on Saturday night (03Aug13).The singer turned 87 on Saturday and he was the...

Sidney Poitier Thanks Good Samaritan Who Taught Him How To Read

Actor Sidney Poitier has reached out to publicly thank the good Samaritan who taught him to read over six decades ago while working as a dishwasher at a New York diner.In the Heat of the...

Sidney Poitier Nursing Head Injury After Fall

Hollywood legend Sidney Poitier is recovering after reportedly injuring his head in a nasty fall at his home in California.The iconic actor, 85, was recently photographed being pushed in a wheelchair and sporting a bandaged...

Denzel Washington Heading Back To Broadway

Denzel Washington is reportedly set to follow in the footsteps of Sidney Poitier and Sean '' Combs by starring in a Broadway revival of A Raisin In The Sun.The Hollywood actor won a coveted Tony...

Quentin Tarantino Was Uncomfortable Shooting Django's Slave Plantation Scenes

Director Quentin Tarantino sought the advice of acting icon Sidney Poitier before starting to shoot Django Unchained because he was "uncomfortable" about re-enacting the slave scenes with black actors whose ancestors suffered the same fate.The...

Governors Awards 2012 See Steven Spielberg And Jeffrey Katzenberg Attend Star-studded Event

This years Governors Awards saw one heck of a turn out in terms of famous faces, with honouree Jeffrey Katzenberg and Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg just two of the big names in attendance at...

Bridge In The Bahamas To Be Named After Sidney Poitier

Revered actor Sidney Poitier is to be handed a bridge honour in the Bahamas.Poitier, who became the first African American to win an Oscar for Best Actor in 1964 for his role in Lilies of...

Sidney Poitier To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Legendary actor Sidney Poitier is to be honoured for his glittering film career by officials at the California African American Museum (Caam).The 85 year old has been picked to receive the institution's lifetime achievement award...

Adam Mckay To Direct Uptown Saturday Night Remake?

Adam McKay is in talks to direct the remake of comedy 'Uptown Saturday Night'. The 'Anchorman' director is expected to start work on the project after completing the sequel to the Will Ferrell comedy, which...

Whitney Houston Owned Ginger Rogers' Dancing Shoes

Whitney Houston's estate contains a pair of Ginger Rogers' dancing shoes personally signed by the screen icon.The late singer was a huge fan of classic Hollywood movies and like her godmother Aretha Franklin - who...

Michael Jackson's Children To Immortalize His Footprints

Michael Jackson is to have his foot print immortalised by his children in Los Angeles, with one of the late star's patented sequined gloves also being used to make an imprint of his hand.In what...

Stars Hail Morgan At Lifetime Achievement Event

Hollywood legends including Clint Eastwood, Sidney Poitier and Samuel L. Jackson paid tribute to Morgan Freeman as he was honoured with the American Film Institute's (Afi) Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday (09Jun11).The Shawshank Redemption star...

Sidney Poitier To Receive Film Award

Movie legend Sidney Poitier is to be honoured with one of the film industry's most prestigious awards at a ceremony in New York City on Monday (02May11).The In the Heat of the Night star, who...

Paparazzi Force Berry To Postpone Daughter's Poitier Meeting

HALLE BERRY was forced to postpone a meeting between her daughter NAHLA and her acting hero SIDNEY POITIER after paparazzi ruined the special get together.The actress arranged to spend time with fellow Oscar winner Poitier...

Oprah Winfrey Honoured At Kennedy Centre Awards

Oprah Winfrey received an award at the 33rd Kennedy Centre Honours last night (06.12.10). The chat show host was one of five celebrities - along with Sir Paul McCartney, country singer Merle Haggard, Broadway composer...

Tony Curtis Dies At 85

Actor Tony Curtis has died of cardiac arrest in Las Vegas at age 85. He was nominated for an Oscar for his work opposite Sidney Poitier in Stanley Kramer's The Defiant Ones (1958), but he...

Tony Curtis Dies

Tony Curtis has died. The Oscar-nominated actor - best known for his comedic role in 'Some Like It Hot' with Marilyn Monroe - has died at the age of 85, his actress daughter Jamie Lee...

Jazz Singer Abbey Lincoln Has Died Aged 80

The influential jazz singer and songwriter ABBEY LINCOLN has died aged 80. Lincoln - who was born in Chicago, Illinois - had a long and distinguished career, and continued to perform until the time of...

Poitier Honoured By Obama

Acting legend SIDNEY POITIER was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. leader BARACK OBAMA on Wednesday (12Aug09).Poitier, the first black man to win a Best Actor Oscar, was chosen for his contribution...

Perry Gets Star Turnout For Studio Opening

WILL SMITH, SIDNEY POITIER, FOREST WHITAKER and WHITNEY HOUSTON gave the opening of movie mogul TYLER PERRY's new film studios in Atlanta, Georgia some star power on Saturday (05Oct08), when they joined him to unveil...

Carroll Exposes Poitier Affair In New Book

Movie legend SIDNEY POITIER has been exposed as a love cheat by actress DIAHANN CARROLL in her new autobiography. The respected film icon reportedly promised to wed Carroll after the couple met and fell in...

Cheadle + Poitier Named Among The Kings Of Cool

DON CHEADLE, SIDNEY POITIER, LENNY KRAVITZ and DENZEL WASHINGTON have joined U.S. presidential hopeful BARACK OBAMA on a new list of the coolest African-Americans. Music producer Quincy Jones, Richard Roundtree, Sammy Davis Jr., Jay-Z, Prince,...

First Sight Of Great-granddaughter Inspired Poitier's New Book

Movie icon SIDNEY POITIER was inspired to write his new book LIFE BEYOND MEASURE, LETTERS TO MY GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER after meeting the then-newest addition to his family for the first time. The actor flew to Atlanta,...

Poitier Used His Late Father As A Script Advisor

Legendary actor SIDNEY POITIER only starred in movies his father would approve of, even long after his dad died. The Oscar winner stuck true to the family values his parents instilled in him, even when...

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