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Sidney Poitier: One Bright Light 

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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Lee Grant

Writer:

Prudence Glass

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Episode credited cast:
Akihito Akihito ... Self (archive footage)
James Baldwin ... Self (archive footage)
Janet G. Bostwick Janet G. Bostwick ... Self - Minister of Foreign Affairs (as Hon. Janet G. Bostwick)
Marlon Brando ... Self (archive footage)
Stanley Burnside Stanley Burnside ... Self - Nephew
Bill Clinton ... Self (archive footage)
Hillary Clinton ... Self (archive footage) (as Hillary Rodham Clinton)
Morgan Freeman ... Self - Actor (archive footage)
Samuel Goldwyn ... Self - Producer (archive footage)
Lee Grant ... Narrator (voice)
Lady Kendal Isaacs Lady Kendal Isaacs ... Self - Family Friend
Norman Jewison ... Self - Director
James Earl Jones ... Self - Actor
Quincy Jones ... Self - Producer
Coretta Scott King ... Self (archive footage)
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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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References A Piece of the Action (1977) See more »

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In the Heat of the Night
Written by Quincy Jones, Alan Bergman, and Marilyn Bergman
Performed by Ray Charles (courtesy of Metro Goldwyn Mayer Music, Inc.)
Courtesy of EMI U Catalog, Inc.
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Cat Island, Bahamas

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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