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Tuesday, 13 April 2010

13th April 1964: SidneyPoitier breaks new ground with Oscar win

The acting profession's top award has gone to a black actor for the first time.
Sidney Poitier won the best actor Oscar for his role in Lilies of the Field.
In the film, released last year, he played construction worker Homer Smith whom a group of nuns believe was sent to them by God to build their church.
The only other black person to win an Oscar was the best supporting actress award given to Hattie McDaniel in 1939 for her role in Gone with the Wind.

Here's the last scene of the film LILIES OF THE FIELD

1 comment :

  1. I want to thank my pupils who are the lilies of my garden. Go on writing and showing your interest for English! Never give up improving.Good work!