American Masters: Season 14, Episode 5

Sidney Poitier: One Bright Light (2 Feb. 2000)

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In this series entry, actor/director Sidney Poitier discusses his life and career. He tells of his upbringing in Jamaica; the difficulties he encountered in New York City at the start of ... See full summary »

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In this series entry, actor/director Sidney Poitier discusses his life and career. He tells of his upbringing in Jamaica; the difficulties he encountered in New York City at the start of his career; his involvement in the US civil-rights movement; and efforts to end apartheid in South Africa. Friends and acquaintances, as well as other performers, give their insights about what makes him so special. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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