Sidney

A scene with actor Sidney Poitier from the documentary “Sidney.”

Sidney Poitier was not expected to live. He was born two months premature to uneducated tomato farmers in the Caribbean. His father planned to use a shoe box as a makeshift coffin.

"In the Heat of the Night"

Sidney Poitier in “In the Heat of the Night.” Poitier’s Detective Virgil Tibbs slapped an actor playing a white plantation owner onscreen in the film.


Portrait

Sidney Poitier poses for a portrait on Sept. 15, 1980. Directed by Reginald Hudlin and produced by Oprah Winfrey, “Sidney” explores the life and legacy of Sidney Poitier.

“Sidney,” an Apple TV+ release in select theaters and on Apple TV+, is rated PG-13 for adult themes and racial slurs.

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