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Sidney Poitier Dead at 94

Sidney Poitier, the iconic Hollywood actor known for breaking boundaries and earning countless accolades, has died at 94. In 1964, Poitier won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 'Lilies of the Field,' becoming the first Black male and Bahamian actor to earn the honor. The 'To Sir, With Love' star also received the Kennedy Center Honor in 1995 and in 2009, Poitier was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama. The trailblazing star is survived by his wife, Joanna Shimkus, and his six daughters.

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