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AliveBorn: 2/20/1927 in Miami, Florida, USA
Full name: Sidney L. Poitier
Noted For: actor; A Raisin in the Sun (1961), In the Heat of the Night (1967), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967). Won an Academy award for Lilies of the Field (best actor, 1964). Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2009).
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