Sidney Poitier

Arizona State University has renamed its film school after Hollywood icon Sidney Poitier, the first Black man to win the Academy Award for best actor. “Sidney Poitier is a national hero and international icon whose talents and character have defined ethical and inclusive filmmaking,” said Herberger Institute Dean Steven J. Tepper. “His legacy will serve as a guide and inspiration for our school and the thousands of film students we educate.”

 
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