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Did You Know - Making History

Did You Know - Making History
  • By Oscar Insider

In 1964, Sidney Poitier became the first African American to win the Best Actor Oscar for his role in LILIES OF THE FIELD. He also received an Honorary Oscar in 2002.

Photo is of Sidney Poitier and Anne Bancroft at the 36th Academy Awards.

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