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 (Biography.com). However, “as soon as he was strong enough, Poitier left the United States with his parents for the Bahamas” (Biography.com). 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 (PBS.org). It is stated that, “even at a young age, Sidney recognized the ability of cinema to expand one’s view of reality” (PBS.org). 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 '" (Notablebiographies.com).
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” (Biography.com). 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 (Notablebiographies.com). 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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