Tag Archives: Sidney Poitier

BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Last words from Dick Gregory released in three formats

Comedian and activist Dick Gregory left us on Aug.19 at the age of 84. However, his final words have been documented and presented for posterity in the just released, “Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies” (available through Amistad in hardcover, Kindle and audio CD formats). In the collection of thoughtful, inspiring essays,…

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This Week in Black History

April 13, 1964 Sidney Poitier becomes the first African American to win the Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role as a construction worker who helps build a chapel in “Lilies of the Field.” – For more information on black history, arts and culture, visit…

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Poitier to attend screening of ‘In the Heat of the Night’

In a rare appearance, the iconic Sidney Poitier will attend the 50th anniversary screening of his classic “In the Heat of the Night” to kick off the eighth annual Turner Classic Movies Film Festival on April 6 in Hollywood. Producer Walter Mirisch, director Norman Jewison, actress Lee Grant and composer Quincy Jones will also be…

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