As you remember Sidney Poitier this weekend, cue up these films

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

I know Sidney Poitier was the first Black man to win an Academy Award for best actor in a leading role back in 1963 for his portrayal of Homer Smith in “Lilies of the Field.” I know the thespian, who died Thursday at age 94, was a man of dignity, elegance and grace who dared to have a career as a leading man in an industry that ignored the talents of Black actors. And I know how much the world loved him. The recipient of dozens of Golden Globe and NAACP Image Awards, in 2006 Philadelphia presented him with the Marian Anderson Award at the Kimmel Center. Three years later, President Barack Obam…

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