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In 1946, Sidney was an understudy with New York's American Negro Theatre. On opening night, the lead actor, a young Harry Belafonte, couldn't perform. At the last minute, Sidney took his place. As it turned out, a major casting director was in the audience and made him an offer.

Watch Sidney discuss the roles that fate and luck played in his life , and learn about his mother's fascinating encounter with a soothsayer.
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