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Sidney Poitier

Actor, Film Director (born 20-Feb-1927)


Carolyn H. Ewers. The Long Journey: A Biography of Sidney Poitier. New York: Signet Books. 1969. 126pp.

Aram Goudsouzian. Sidney Poitier: Man, Actor, Icon. University of North Carolina Press. 2004. 480pp.

Sammuel L. Kelley, Garth S. Jowett. The Evolution of Character Portrayals in the Films of Sidney Poitier, 1950-1978. New York, NY: Garland. 1983. 279pp.

Lester J. Keyser; Andrew H. Ruszkowski. The Cinema of Sidney Poitier: The Black Man's Changing Role on the American Screen. San Diego and New York: A. S. Barnes & Co.. 1980. 192pp.

Alvin H. Marill. The Films of Sidney Poitier. Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press. 1978. 223pp.

Sidney Poitier. This Life. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1980. 374pp.

Sidney Poitier. The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography. San Francisco: Harper Collins. 2000. 255pp.

Sidney Poitier. Life Beyond Measure: Letters to My Great-Granddaughter. New York City: HarperOne. 2008. 285pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.565)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1175)

  9. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.1122)

  10. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.436)

  11. Quinlan's Illustrated Registry of Film Stars (p.373)

  12. Chambers Film and TV Handbook (p.265)

  13. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.428)

  14. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.399)

  15. Celebrity Register 5th Issue (p.433)

  16. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (p.317)

  17. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (p.686)

  18. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.578)

  19. Britannica Almanac 2006 (p.99)

  20. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.4, p.75)

  21. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.401)

  22. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.301)

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