Sidney Poitier

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Sidney Poitier
Like all the producers on The Oprah Show, Amy has met her fair share of celebrities and is used to the phenomenon of the traveling entourage. "We get the glam squad. We get the publicists. We get family and friends. Often they reserve a whole section of the audience for their cheering pack."

But when Sidney Poitier arrived for his interview with Oprah, he didn't have any of that. Jill says he walked in alone, and his only baggage was "his briefcase, and he had his trench coat over his arm."

Just to add to Sidney Poitier's reputation of supreme class, Amy says, "The day the show aired...I'm sitting at my desk working on the next show and the phone rings...and I hear this voice. And he goes, 'It was amazing.' I thought it was my father goofing off or something. I go, 'Who is this?' And he goes, 'It is I.' And I was like, 'It's you!'"
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FROM: Oprah's Producers' Favorite Moments II
Published on January 27, 2005

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