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Obit: The most marvelous Sidney Poitier(1927-2022)

Mrrzy 07 Jan 22 - 11:10 AM
Nigel Parsons 07 Jan 22 - 11:22 AM
fat B****rd 07 Jan 22 - 11:25 AM
Bill D 07 Jan 22 - 12:15 PM
Helen 07 Jan 22 - 02:12 PM
rich-joy 07 Jan 22 - 08:21 PM
Helen 07 Jan 22 - 10:59 PM
Mrrzy 07 Jan 22 - 11:39 PM
GUEST 07 Jan 22 - 11:42 PM
Helen 08 Jan 22 - 12:05 AM
Donuel 08 Jan 22 - 11:32 AM
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Joe Offer 10 Jan 22 - 03:49 PM
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Subject: Obit: The most marvelous Sidney Poiter
From: Mrrzy
Date: 07 Jan 22 - 11:10 AM

What an actor.

What a man.

What a marvelous human being.


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Subject: RE: Obit: The most marvelous Sidney Poiter
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 07 Jan 22 - 11:22 AM

Obit from The Guardian

R.I.P.
"The labourer is worthy of his hire"


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Subject: RE: Obit: The most marvelous Sidney Poiter
From: fat B****rd
Date: 07 Jan 22 - 11:25 AM

I've enjoyed almost every film of his I've seen. RIP MR Tibbs


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Subject: RE: Obit: The most marvelous Sidney Poiter
From: Bill D
Date: 07 Jan 22 - 12:15 PM

Mr. Tibbs SIR!

I really enjoyed the 4-5 of his films I've seen. He managed to portray his characters as not merely black men succeed in a white man's world, but also as human beings confronting life AS humans.

If only skin color could be just a bit of data instead of something to pre-judge.


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Subject: RE: Obit: The most marvelous Sidney Poiter
From: Helen
Date: 07 Jan 22 - 02:12 PM

I just read the ABC News article here in Oz.

Sidney Poitier

I always enjoyed his films.

In fact, on reflection, having seen him in To Sir With Love when I was in first year of high school and not worldly-wise I probably took it for granted that black people were highly respected and then became bitterly disappointed over the years when I didn't see that respect continue in movies and in real life.

Rest in peace, Sir.


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Subject: RE: Obit: The most marvelous Sidney Poiter (1927-2022)
From: rich-joy
Date: 07 Jan 22 - 08:21 PM

Vale, Sidney; a most beautiful man amongst men.
I think my first film of his that I saw was "A Patch of Blue" .....

(I had no idea Helen, he had made a telemovie of "To Sir, With Love II" in '96 - maybe it never made it Down Under to Oz TV??)

R-J


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Subject: RE: Obit: The most marvelous Sidney Poitier(1927-2022)
From: Helen
Date: 07 Jan 22 - 10:59 PM

rich-joy, no I never knew about "To Sir With Love II".


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Subject: RE: Obit: The most marvelous Sidney Poitier(1927-2022)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 07 Jan 22 - 11:39 PM

In The Heat Of The Night was a family favorite.

I had no idea he'd directed Stir Crazy. Among other stuff.


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Subject: RE: Obit: The most marvelous Sidney Poitier(1927-2022)
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jan 22 - 11:42 PM

Homer Smith sings his Rosary
https://youtu.be/rn6w255CGkk

The ending always made me weep Mr. Sidney Poitier.
You were a fine figure of a man now crossing Jordan.


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Subject: RE: Obit: The most marvelous Sidney Poitier(1927-2022)
From: Helen
Date: 08 Jan 22 - 12:05 AM

'We black people had done it': Sidney Poitier's trailblazing life in his own words


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Subject: RE: Obit: The most marvelous Sidney Poitier(1927-2022)
From: Donuel
Date: 08 Jan 22 - 11:32 AM

Sidney was spell binding and an Adonis, full of of truth and love...

but he never made me outrageously laugh out loud like Tim Conway.


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Subject: RE: Obit: The most marvelous Sidney Poitier(1927-2022)
From: gillymor
Date: 08 Jan 22 - 11:39 AM

I saw him in the screen adaption of "A Raisin in the Sun" when I was about 10 and became a lifelong fan, the power of that performance still resonates with me.


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Subject: RE: Obit: The most marvelous Sidney Poitier(1927-2022)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 08 Jan 22 - 06:24 PM

And he was so, so handsome...


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Subject: RE: Obit: The most marvelous Sidney Poitier(1927-2022)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Jan 22 - 03:49 PM

I understand that Sidney Poitier wasn't much of a singer. Did he sing Jester Hairston's "Amen" in Lilies of the Field or was the singing dubbed?
Wikipedia says the singing of "Amen" was dubbed by the songwriter, Jester Hairston himself.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Obit: The most marvelous Sidney Poitier(1927-2022)
From: keberoxu
Date: 11 Jan 22 - 06:19 PM

Joe, et al., the IMDB page for Lilies of the Field says:
Amen
(uncredited)
by Jester Hairston
sung by Sidney Poitier
Dubbed by Jester Hairston

Now, THERE's a character, and a legend
in the choral music business for his spirituals arrangements --
he almost, but not quite, lived to one hundred years.

Nice to know that is HIS singing voice,
seeing as this was not in the credits.


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