Sidney Poitier

man, actor, icon by Aram Goudsouzian

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press in Chapel Hill

Written in English
Cover of: Sidney Poitier | Aram Goudsouzian
Published: Pages: 480 Downloads: 454
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  • Poitier, Sidney.,
  • Actors -- United States -- Biography.,
  • African American actors -- Biography.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [447]-465) and index.

Against the fraught background of the civil rights struggle, Sidney Poitier emerged as an image of dignity, discipline, and moral authority. In his characters’ restrained responses to ignorance and injustice, Poitier represented racial reconciliation and reciprocal respect. Sidney Poitier already published his autobiography 20 years ago. "This Life" (l) was a reasonably engaging and insightful celebrity memoir. It .   Poitier] writes with vivid emotionNew York Times Book Review Having already penned a book about his professsional life, legendary actor Sidney Poitier tackles a greater subject--life itself--with this new spiritual autobiographyAmerican Way "With the unwavering sense of dignity and worththis man's authenticity is earned by the life /5(K). Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography by Sidney Poitier (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!/5(6).

  Directed by James Goldstone. With Sidney Poitier, Will Geer, Bradford Dillman, Beverly Todd. A man who returns to his hometown for a funeral may have a much larger purpose in life than those around him can see/10().   It was an event months in the making—the dinner of a lifetime for one of Oprah's heroes, Sidney Poitier. Enthralled with Sidney from the time she was 10 years old and saw him win the Academy Award® on her black-and-white television, Oprah set out to create a magical evening with Sidney and seven lucky readers of her book club selection The Measure of a Man.   This book was hysterical and had me laughing out loud throughout the book. A young man named Not Sidney Poitier, yes that is his name, encounters life without a family -- he doesn't know who his dad is and his mother has died. And by the way, he does bear a striking resemblance to you guessed it -- the real Sidney Poitier/5(6).

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Part autobiography and part philosophical treatise, Sidney Poitier appears to use the writing of this book to take stock of his entire life — to understand who he truly is, to evaluate his success as an Academy Award winning actor, to examine his roles as father and human being, and to come to terms with some of the big mysteries of by: Part autobiography and part philosophical treatise, Sidney Poitier appears to use the writing of this book to take stock of his entire life — to understand who he truly is, to evaluate his success as an Academy Award winning actor, to examine his roles as father and human being, and to come to terms with some of the big mysteries of life/5().

The Measure of A Man – a memoir is a book written by Sir Sidney covers his childhood memory of growing up, family background, and the excellent acting career up to Anyone familiar with his distinctive resonant voice and perfect enunciation will easily recognise it in the narrative, and consequently find this book a pleasure to : Sidney Poitier.

Poitier explores the nature of sacrifice and commitment, pride and humility, rage and forgiveness, and paying the price for artistic integrity, What emerges is a picture of a man seeking truth, passion, and balance in the face of limits--his own and the world's.

A triumph of the spirit, The Measure of a Man captures the essential Poitier. Sidney Poitier performs magic in The Measure of a Man. Only true nobility can write the personal history and experiences of a something black man from the Bahamas with such power to speak profoundly to a year old white girl from Grand Rapids.

The same page will draw the reader to tears both from laughter and from sorrow/5. AT HIS BIRTH on Febru in Miami, Florida, Sidney Poitier weighed less than three pounds. He was so frail and sickly, in fact, that his father, Reginald, a poor tomato farmer, began.

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Sidney Poitier, Bahamian American actor, director, and producer who broke the color barrier in the U.S. motion-picture industry by becoming the first African American actor to win an Academy Award for best actor (for Lilies of the Field []) and the first black movie star.

Learn more about his life and career. Sidney Poitier here explores these elements of character and personal values to take his own measure--as a man, as a husband and father, and as an actor.

Poitier credits his parents and his childhood on tiny Cat Island in the Bahamas for equipping him with the unflinching sense of right and wrong and of selfworth that he has never surrendered and that have dramatically shaped.

Sidney Poitier, HarperCollins pp. ISBN Summary I have no wish to play the pontificating fool, pretending that I've suddenly come up with the answers to all life's questions.

Quite that contrary, I began this book as an exploration, an exercise in self-questing. Sidney Poitier born Februis a Bahamian-American actor, film director, author and diplomat. InPoitier became the first Bahamian and first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role in Lilies of the Field.

Sidney Poitier was the first black actor to win the Academy Award for best actor for his outstanding performance in Lilies of the Field in His landmark films include The Defiant Ones, A Patch of Blue, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, and To Sir, With Love.

He has starred in over forty films, directed nine, and written four. He is the author of two autobiographies: This. He is the author of two autobiographies: This Life and the "Oprah's Book Club" pick and New York Times bestseller The Measure of a Man.

Among many other accolades, Poitier has been awarded the Screen Actors Guild's highest honor, the Life Achievement Award, for an outstanding career and humanitarian accomplishment/5(K). Other bonus features include detailed talent files on director James Clavell and the film's star, Sidney Poitier, who was at the height of his popularity at the time of the film's release, plus the film's trailer, as well as bonus trailers for the Poitier A Raisin in the Sun, Buck and the Preacher, and Brother John.

The only thing missing from /5(5). Read an Excerpt 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.

Sidney Poitier: man, actor, icon User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Goudsouzian (history, Hamilton Coll.) provides a comprehensive overview of Sidney Poitier's Hollywood persona and shows how he became a symbol of the emerging civil rights consciousness in America Read full review/5(2).

Sidney Poitier was born prematurely on Febru on a boat, en route to Miami, Florida. He grew up in The Bahamas, leaving school when he was thirteen. When he he went to live with his brother in Florida.

Diahann Carroll and Sidney Poitier (via Getty Images) With that said, let’s dig into this 9 YEAR love affair between Poitier and Carroll, that Diahann Carroll publicly spoke about in her book.

Apparently there were plenty of mistakes and painful moments from both parties during the time they were seeing one another without the knowledge of. Sidney Poitier wrote The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography because he felt called to write about certain values, such as integrity and commitment, faith Free shipping over $ Skip to contentCited by: In the first full biography of actor Sidney Poitier, Aram Goudsouzian analyzes the life and career of a Hollywood legend, from his childhood in the Bahamas to his Oscar for lifetime achievement.

Poitier is a gifted actor, a great American success story, an intriguing personality, and a political symbol; his life and career illuminate. In the first full biography of actor Sidney Poitier, Aram Goudsouzian analyzes the life and career of a Hollywood legend, from his childhood in the Bahamas to his Oscar for lifetime achievement.

Poitier is a gifted actor, a great American success story, an intriguing personality, and a political symbol; his life and career illuminate America's racial history. Published inPoitier's book combines memories of such plays and films as "A Raisin in the Sun" and "The Defiant Ones" with observations about the Academy Award-winning actor's childhood, his.

Read free book excerpt from The Measure of A Man by Sidney Poitier, page 1 of 2. Measure of a man book by sidney poitier, Share This Title: The Measure of a Man. Read a Sample Enlarge Book Cover Audio Excerpt. Left hand banner - by Sidney Poitier. On Sale: 01/26/, The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography - PopMatters/ Actor Sidney Poitier's presence in film during the s and s opened up the possibility for bigger and better roles for African American performers.

Poor childhood Born on Februin Miami, Florida, but raised in the Bahamas, Sidney Poitier was the son of Reginald and Evelyn Poitier. Share - Scenes From a Revolution s Hollywood Film Sidney Poitier HB Book. Scenes From a Revolution s Hollywood Film Sidney Poitier HB Book.

Be the first to write a review. About this product. Stock photo. Pre-owned: lowest price. The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. Sidney Poitier was born on Februin Miami, Florida. After a delinquency-filled youth and a short stint in the U.S.

Army, Poitier moved to New York to pursue an acting career. Sidney Poitier here explores these elements of character and personal values to take his own measure: as a man, as a husband and a father, and as an actor.

Poitier credits his parents and his childhood on tiny Cat Island in the Bahamas for equipping him with the unflinching sense of right and wrong and of self-worth that he has never surrendered and that have dramatically.

Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE (born Febru ) is an American-born Bahamian actor, movie director, author, and became a star in American movies and plays which went against racial stereotypes, and made black actors more respected in mainstream roles. From throughhe was the Bahamian ambassador to JapanBorn: Febru (age 92), Miami, Florida, U.S.

Poitier explores the nature of sacrifice and commitment, pride and humility, rage and forgiveness, and paying the price for artistic integrity, What emerges is a picture of a man seeking truth, passion, and balance in the face of limits--his own and the world's.

A triumph of the spirit, The Measure of a Man captures the essential Poitier.Editorial Reviews. Norman Jewison's In The Heat of the Night was one of the unlikeliest hits to come out of Few issues were more provocative or dangerous to discuss in private, much less on screen, than race relations in the United States, and that went double for the Deep South, where the movie (based on John Ball's book) was set/5(10).According to Entertainment Rundown's account of Carroll's book, tt was a 9-year affair that threatened to end both their marriages and Carroll revealed how painful it was to lead that kind of life.

It came to a point that she left her husband Monte Kay as she and Poitier agreed to leave their spouses. But she was disappointed to find out Poitier didn’t leave his wife Juanita Hardy .