The's View Of Reality

1500 Words Mar 23rd, 2016 6 Pages
Actor, Filmmaker, and Director, Sidney Poitier was born on February 20, 1924, in Miami, Florida to Reginald and Evelyn Poitier. On this day he was born, “two and a half months prematurely while his Bahamian parents were on vacation in Miami ( However, “as soon as he was strong enough, Poitier left the United States with his parents for the Bahamas” ( His father, Reginald, a poor tomato farmer, moved the family to the capital, Nassau, when Poitier was eleven and it was there that Sidney first encountered cinema ( It is stated that, “even at a young age, Sidney recognized the ability of cinema to expand one’s view of reality” ( It was in an interview that, “Poitier later told Frank Spotnitz in American Film that his father "had a wonderful sense of himself. Every time I took a part, from the first part, from the first day, I always said to myself, 'This must reflect well on his name '" (
While living in the capital, Nassau, Poitier found himself in a lot of trouble and as a result, “his father decided to send the teenager to the United States for his own good and Poitier went to live with one of his brothers in Miami” ( At the age of sixteen, Sidney left Miami and traveled to New York and served briefly in the army during the Korean War, where he became an officer ( From the army, he went on to become a dishwasher in a restaurant in New York, where he soon saw an…
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