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Meet Your Maker: A Madea Homecoming director Tyler Perry on his biggest influences
The Don't Look Up actor recalls the people, events, and (improvisational) moments that inspired his art and life.
How Sidney Poitier became comedy's secret weapon
'Stir Crazy,' starring Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder, became the first R-rated comedy by a Black director to crack the $100 million mark.
Hollywood honors Sidney Poitier, iconic actor who showed Black actors 'how to reach for the stars'
Whoopi Goldberg, Viola Davis, Jeffrey Wright, more tribute Poitier's trailblazing impact for Black performers in America across a career that included the first-ever Best Actor nomination for a Black man.
Sidney Poitier fought for his place in movie history, then transcended it
Remembering the Hollywood trailblazer and first Black man to win a Best Actor Oscar.
Sidney Poitier's 20 most notable films
The barrier-breaking actor, who died Friday at 94, had a career that spanned decades and genres.

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Sidney Poitier, the first Black man to win the Best Actor Oscar, dies at 94
The legendary actor's trailblazing career included roles in pop cultural milestones Lilies of the Field, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, and In the Heat of the Night.