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Celebrated actress Ruby Dee dead at 91

Celebrated actress Ruby Dee dead at 91

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., June 12 (UPI) --Screen legend and activist Ruby Dee died Wednesday at age 91.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 13, 2014

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'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

"Gravity" and "American Hustle" go into Sunday's Oscar race in Los Angeles with 10 nods apiece, while "12 Years a Slave" is close behind with nine nominations.
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Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Amy Adams, Kristen Bell, Jessica Biel, Jim Carrey and Glenn Close are to serve as presenters at Sunday's Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles, producers said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.
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Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Morgan Freeman is to present the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to Rita Moreno at Saturday's SAG Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 13, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, April 13, 2012.
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Stars line up for AFI's Freeman tribute

Stars line up for AFI's Freeman tribute

LOS ANGELES, June 7 (UPI) -- Clint Eastwood, Helen Mirren, Sidney Poitier and Rita Moreno are to pay tribute to U.S. actor Morgan Freeman at the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony.
Sidney Poitier not injured in car crash

Sidney Poitier not injured in car crash

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 31 (UPI) -- Film star Sidney Poitier was involved in a car accident this week but was not injured, said police in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Will Smith named Top Money-Making Star

Will Smith named Top Money-Making Star

GROTON, Mass., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Will Smith has been voted the Top Money-Making Star of 2008 in Quigley Publishing Company's 77th annual poll, the company said.
Chicago Film Fest to honor Poitier

Chicago Film Fest to honor Poitier

CHICAGO, June 20 (UPI) -- Organizers of the 44th Chicago International Film Festival say they plan to honor screen icon Sidney Poitier with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
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NYP2000052606- 26 MAY 2000- NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Fans greet actor Sidney Poitier as he arrives at Macy's department store May 26 to promo his spiritual autobiography, "The Measure of a Man". ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE ( /ˈpwɑːtjeɪ/ or /ˈpwɑːti.eɪ/; born February 20, 1927) is a Bahamian American actor, film director, author, and diplomat.

In 1963, Poitier became the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Lilies of the Field. The significance of this achievement was later bolstered in 1967 when he starred in three well-received films To Sir, with Love, In the Heat of the Night, and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, making him the top box office star of that year. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Poitier among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time, ranking 22nd on the list of 25.

Poitier has directed a number of popular movies such as A Piece of the Action; Uptown Saturday Night, and Let's Do It Again (with friend Bill Cosby), and Stir Crazy (starring Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder). In 2002, 38 years after receiving the Best Actor Award, Poitier was chosen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to receive an Honorary Award, designated "To Sidney Poitier in recognition of his remarkable accomplishments as an artist and as a human being." Since 1997 he has been the Bahamian ambassador to Japan. On August 12, 2009, Sidney Poitier was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States of America's highest civilian honor, by President Barack Obama.

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