Your Guide to The Measure of a Man
Start the book today! Read the introduction of Sidney Poitier's reflections and what really matters in life.
The Life of a Legend
Learn how a boy raised in the Bahamas became one of the greatest American screen actors of all time.
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The Dinner of a Lifetime
It was an event months in the making, and love was truly found in every detail. Go inside the party preparations and take a seat at the table for a conversation you'll never forget! Plus, the surprise that moved Sidney to tears.
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In 1968, he was knighted by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and is the recipient of four honorary doctorate degrees, the last from New York University. He has received three Golden Globe Awards®; an American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Award; the Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement Award; and the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, among many other awards and honors. In April 1997, Poitier was named the Ambassador to Japan from the Bahamas.
Sir Poitier is currently president and CEO of Verdon Cedric Productions. He is married, has six daughters, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
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