Why All Actors—and the World—Owe a Debt to Sidney Poitier — TIME

There were great actors before Sidney Poitier, and great ones since. But the world would have been markedly different without Poitier—the first Black actor to win an Oscar for Best Actor—who arrived on the theater and film scene in post-World War II America just as this country, not to mention the world, was scrambling to…

Why All Actors—and the World—Owe a Debt to Sidney Poitier — TIME