Sidney L. Poitier - Gone Today

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Dang.
I couldn't believe the news today when I read it.

Today, as we are remembering Neil ... our favorite Bahamian shed the mortal coil.
Sidney Poitier passed today.
I had the very good fortune of spending some time with this incredible gentleman quite a few years ago. He was such an inspiration.
An incredible writer, actor, and man.
He had a great sense of humor and was one of the most intensly focused actors I've ever come across.
He will be greatly missed.
 
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My mom told me about this just a while ago. A great man and a great actor. RIP
 

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A man who always stood for something, both on the screen and off it. Even though he was 94, he went too soon.
 

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Dang.
I couldn't believe the news today when I read it.

Today, as we are remembering Neil ... our favorite Bahamian shed the mortal coil.
Sidney Poitier passed today.
I had the very good fortune of spending some time with this incredible gentleman quite a few years ago. He was such an inspiration.
An incredible writer, actor, and man.
He was so gracious to me and my wife and son.
He had just released one of his books.
He had a great sense of humor and was one of the most intensly focused actors I've ever come across.
He will be greatly missed.

YOU met Sydney Poitier??!! Whoa! A serious cat, to say the least.
 

Mcjnic

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YOU met Sydney Poitier??!! Whoa! A serious cat, to say the least.

Yes. And his wife. A very interesting man.
It was around twenty years ago. We spent most of the evening discussing “The Measure of a Man” … the book he had recently written.
Memorable, to say the least.
 

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This is a great somewhat unknown movie starring Poitier and Tom Berenger. It's got a good script, and stunning photography, humor and camaraderie, and suspense. Underrated.

Some classic Simmons in the soundtrack too!

 

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He was always the apex of elegance. I don't think we have any contemporary role models even close. He and his work will be missed
 

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There are a very few actors that can make any movie enjoyable due to their talent and magnetism. Mr. Poitier was one of them . A truly wonderful and inspirational man .
 


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