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Macpaddy - 07 Jan 2022 15:25:10 (#1 of 31)

A wonderful actor. Well done for reaching a good age.

SinnerBoy - 07 Jan 2022 15:27:09 (#2 of 31)

94?! That's not a bad screw.

ReverendBlueJeans - 07 Jan 2022 15:29:39 (#3 of 31)

A very fine actor with tremendous presence and a great voice. He made some great films. An actor of his quality shpuld probably have made even more, but, hey, I wonder why he didn't get the parts...



- What you do up in Philadelphia to earn this kinda money, boy?

- I'm a police officer.

stunned silence

AlanII - 07 Jan 2022 16:33:40 (#4 of 31)

A good age, but a sad loss all the same. RIP.

AdonisBlue - 07 Jan 2022 16:36:00 (#5 of 31)

A real pioneer and amazing actor.

TableTopJoe - 07 Jan 2022 16:38:28 (#6 of 31)

- What you do up in Philadelphia to earn this kinda money, boy?

- I'm a police officer.

I think I might watch that again this evening. What a great man he was.

Macpaddy - 07 Jan 2022 17:11:56 (#7 of 31)

One of cinemas most memorable lines..."They call me Mr Tibbs."

1MELSM - 07 Jan 2022 17:47:48 (#8 of 31)

A nice actor. Lived to a good age. RIP

Shadrack22 - 07 Jan 2022 18:19:49 (#9 of 31)

“They call me Mr Tibbs."

I knew a couple who called their cat Mr Tibbs.

whitbreadtrophy - 08 Jan 2022 12:25:08 (#10 of 31)

I don't think I ever saw him give a bad performance.

popstar7 - 08 Jan 2022 13:23:14 (#11 of 31)

Poitier gets his turn around 23 minutes -

In 1963, a special panel gathered to discuss civil rights after having just witnessed Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. This panel included James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, Marlon Brando, Joseph Mankiewicz, Charlton Heston and Sidney Poitier.

https://youtu.be/1u27coFlGXg

brooklyn - 08 Jan 2022 13:34:41 (#12 of 31)

hmm. no women. a decade too early, I suppose.

machiavelli - 08 Jan 2022 13:43:26 (#13 of 31)

Dignified and intelligent - not attributes normally associated with Hollywood.

1MELSM - 09 Jan 2022 12:35:08 (#14 of 31)

Thanks for the link, popstar. I've only ever seen very short clips of this on a couple of documentaries, so it's good to get the chance to hear from everyone who was was involved and at more length.

SinnerBoy - 10 Jan 2022 18:26:47 (#15 of 31)

Was it In The Heat of the Night, where he gets slapped by a good ole boy and slaps him back? The good ole boy's parting comment:

There was a time when I could have had you shot.

1MELSM - 10 Jan 2022 18:33:02 (#16 of 31)

It was that film.

machiavelli - 10 Jan 2022 18:37:52 (#17 of 31)

Good old boy blubbed after they left

ReverendBlueJeans - 10 Jan 2022 22:20:15 (#18 of 31)

ItHotN bears many re-viewings.

ZimAgain - 10 Jan 2022 23:44:53 (#19 of 31)

It does. I don't think I'd ever watched it all the way through until this weekend, but it was definitely worth it.

Although I thought the bit near the end where he survived getting lynched by distracting the mob with the murderer's abortion money in the underage girl's wallet was a bit unrealistic. They'd have killed him and then the perp.

FredDee - 11 Jan 2022 15:39:57 (#20 of 31)

Lots of blacks had Poitier all the more a hero when he did

slap that good ole boy.



It was 'revolutionary' in a way.

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