About Sidney PoitierGo back to names list
Sidney Poitier (1927) is a Bahamian-American actor and the first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role in “Lilies of the Field”. He also holds the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States’ highest civilian honor, and a BAFTA Fellowship for outstanding lifetime achievement in film. Sidney is a unisex name and was originally used as an English surname. Sidney is an old English name meaning wide meadow.
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