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Poitier, Sidney

Overview
Works: 522 works in 2,002 publications in 9 languages and 54,516 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Autobiographies  Detective and mystery films  Records and correspondence  History  Made-for-TV movies  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Bible films 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Actor, Author, Narrator, Performer, Director, Interviewee, Originator, Editor, Costume designer, Other, Artist, Film editor, Speaker, Host, fmd, Singer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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In the heat of the night by Norman Jewison( Visual )

122 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small town Southern sheriff finds himself in an uneasy alliance with a big-city black homicide detective as they investigate a murder
Guess who's coming to dinner by Stanley Kramer( Visual )

99 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 3,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the daughter of well-to-do liberal parents plans to marry a black doctor, both families must sit down face to face and examine each other's level of intolerance
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Visual )

53 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Chicago South Side black family experiences the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees it as the means of realizing long-nurtured dreams and of escape from grinding frustrations
To Sir, with love by James Clavell( Visual )

68 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of how a teacher in England abandons the traditional curriculum of education in dealing with a class of students rejected by other schools. Shows what can be achieved by relating to people on the human level
Lilies of the field by Ralph Nelson( Visual )

29 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A free-spirited ex-G.I. stumbles upon five German refugee nuns in Arizona and helps them build a chapel
The greatest story ever told by Katja M Becker( Visual )

25 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 1,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama of the life of Christ, the teacher and saviour, healer of the hopeless and champion of the poor, from Galilee to Golgotha
Blackboard jungle by Richard Brooks( Visual )

26 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dedicated young teacher soon loses his idealism when he has to deal with the tensions that threaten to destroy his classroom. This film set in an inner-city high school was the first to use a rock 'n' roll soundtrack
The Jackal by Michael Caton-Jones( Visual )

38 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jackal--the greatest assassin in history--out to eliminate a top U.S. government official. Declan Mulqueen, an imprisoned underground operative, is the only man who can stop him. Now, the Deputy Director of the FBI is taking the biggest risk of all ... he's releasing one criminal to stop another
Separate but equal( Visual )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1950 ... and America is divided between black and white. Schools, restaurants, trains and buses ... even drinking fountains cannot be shared by both races. Although slavery has been outlawed for nearly a century, segregation is legal. But white and Negro facilities are separate and unequal ... and the tension has reached a breaking point for the blacks of Clarendon County, South Carolina. When their request for a single school bus is denied by white school officials, a bitter, violent and courageous battle for justice and equality begins ... putting black against white and friend against neighbor all across the country
The defiant ones by Stanley Kramer( Visual )

59 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two convicts escaping from a Southern work gang discover that they are bound together by an unbreakable iron chain and separated by a hatred for each other. But in order to elude capture they must overcome their hostility
A patch of blue by Elizabeth Kata( Visual )

17 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blind white woman falls in love with a black man, much to the consternation of her racist mother
Montaro Caine : a novel by Sidney Poitier( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montaro Caine, CEO of the Fitzer Corporation, is losing control of the company he built. At this moment of crisis, a man and woman appear at his office with a coin of unknown provenance, composed of a metal unknown on Earth. Montaro immediately recognizes it as the companion of a coin he analyzed as a graduate student working in a lab at MIT, which was later returned to its unidentified owner. But the value of the coin lies not in its monetary worth but in its hold on the people who come into contact with it
Stir crazy by Sidney Poitier( Visual )

30 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and Multiple languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two zany drifters are mistakenly sent to prison for a robbery they didn't commit. They must rely on their wits in order to survive a sadistic warden, a hulking mass-murderer and worst of all, the inter-prison rodeo
The last brickmaker in America by Sidney Poitier( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry spends his time working in the brickyard owned by his family and grieving the loss of his wife. When a young boy enters Henry's life, both man and child find what they desperately need in each other
D'Aulaires' book of Greek myths by Ingri D'Aulaire( Recording )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No education is complete without a large slice of Greek mythology. And there's no better way of meeting that literary quota than with the D'Aulaires' book. All the great gods and goddesses of ancient Greece are depicted in this big, beautiful classic, lovingly illustrated and skillfully told. Young readers will be dazzled by mighty Zeus, lord of the universe; stirred by elegant Athena, goddess of wisdom; intimidated by powerful Hera, queen of Olympus; and chilled by moody Poseidon, ruler of the sea. These often impetuous immortals flounce and frolic, get indiscreet, and get even. From petty squabbles to heroic deeds, their actions cover the range of godly--and mortal--personalities. The D'Aulaires' illustrations have a memorable quality: once pored over, they will never leave the minds of the viewer. Decades later, the name Gaea will still evoke the soft green picture of lovely Mother Earth, her body hills and valleys and her eyes blue lakes reflecting the stars of her husband, Uranus the sky. No child is too young to appreciate the myths that have built the foundation for much of the world's art and literature over the centuries. This introduction to mythology is a treasure. (Ages 10 to adult)
They call me Mister Tibbs!( Visual )

23 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Virgil Tibbs has been assigned to solve the murder of a prostitute. His pal, a political-minded minister who is spearheading a referendum on community control, is suspected of the homicide and Tibbs is faced with the decision of whether or not to invesigate
Buck and the preacher by Sidney Poitier( Visual )

22 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of the perils faced by a wagon train of courageous black settlers. It's the 1860s and Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation has just freed the country's slaves, but a group of vigilate nightraiders are resentful of the black men's newly-gained freedom
No way out by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

11 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young African-American doctor operates on two white brothers brought in for gunshot wounds, it sets off a chain of violent confrontations between a vicious psychopath, his gang and the black community. Includes original theatrical trailer
The simple life of Noah Dearborn( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small southern Georgia community lives Noah Dearborn, a master craftsman and farmer who cherishes his solitude. When a greedy real estate developer sets his sights on Noah's land, Noah rejects his offer, but he must summon all his strength in order to defend his property, his way of life and ultimately his sanity
The measure of a man : a memoir by Sidney Poitier( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I have no wish to play the pontificating fool, pretending that I've suddenly come up with the answers to all life's questions. Quite the contrary, I began this book as an exploration, an exercise in selfquestioning. In other words, I wanted to find out, as I looked back at a long and complicated life, with many twists and turns, how well I've done at measuring up to the values I myself have set." In this luminous memoir, a true American icon looks back on his celebrated life and career. His body of work is arguably the most morally significant in cinematic history, and the power and influence of that work are indicative of the character of the man behind the many storied roles. Sidney Poitier here explores these elements of character and personal values to take his own measure--as a man, as a husband and father, and as an actor. Poitier credits his parents and his childhood on tiny Cat Island in the Bahamas for equipping him with the unflinching sense of right and wrong and of selfworth that he has never surrendered and that have dramatically shaped his world. "In the kind of place where I grew up," recalls Poitier, "what's coming at you is the sound of the sea and the smell of the wind and momma's voice and the voice of your dad and the craziness of your brothers and sisters ... and that's it." Without television, radio, and material distractions to obscure what matters most, he could enjoy the simple things, endure the long commitments, and find true meaning in his life. Poitier was uncompromising as he pursued a personal and public life that would honor his upbringing and the invaluable legacy of his parents just a few years after his introduction to indoor plumbing and the automobile, Poitier broke racial barrier after racial barrier to launch a pioneering acting career. Committed to the notion that what one does for a living articulates who one is, Poitier played only forceful and affecting characters who said something positive, useful, and lasting about the human condition. Here, finally, is Poitier's own introspective look at what has informed his performances and his life. Poitier explores the nature of sacrifice and commitment, pride and humility, rage and forgiveness, and paying the price for artistic integrity, What emerges is a picture of a man seeking truth, passion, and balance in the face of limits--his own and the world's. A triumph of the spirit, The Measure of a Man captures the essential Poitier
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Guess who's coming to dinner
Alternative Names
Poitier, Sidney 1927-

Sidney Poitier acteur et cinéaste américain

Sidney Poitier aktor amerykański

Sidney Poitier American-born Bahamian actor, film director, author, and diplomat

Sidney Poitier Amerikaans filmacteur

Sidney Poitier Amerikaanse akteur en diplomaat

Sidney Poitier amerikai színész, filmrendező

Sidney Poitier amerykański aktor, reżyser filmowy, dyplomata

Sidney Poitier attore e regista statunitense

Sidney Poitier bahamansk-amerikansk skådespelare, regissör och filmproducent

Sidney Poitier Bahamiano-Amerikano nga aktor, direktor ti pelikula, mannurat, ken diplomata

Sidney Poitier US-amerikanischer Schauspieler und Filmregisseur

Sidni Puatye

Sidnijs Puatjē bahamiešu/amerikāņu aktieris, kinorežisors

Sydney Poitier

Σίντνεϊ Πουατιέ

Пуатье, Сидни американский актёр

Сидни Поатие

Сидни Поатје

Сыдні Пуат’е

Сідні Пуатьє

Сідні Пуацье

Սիդնի Պուատյե

סידני פואטייה

سيدنى بواتييه

سيدني بواتييه

سیدنی پوآتیه

ಸಿಡ್ನಿ ಪ್ವಾಯ್ತಿಯೆ

ซิดนีย์ พอยเทียร์

სიდნი პუატიე

시드니 포이티어

シドニー・ポワチエ

薛尼波特

西德尼·波蒂埃

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A Raisin in the SunBlackboard jungleThe JackalSeparate but equalA patch of blueStir crazyD'Aulaires' book of Greek mythsThe measure of a man : a memoir