Sidney Poitier, First Black Actor To Win An Oscar, Passed Away At 94 

Actor Sidney Poitier speaks at the Fulfillment Fund's Annual Stars Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel October 23
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Sad news in Hollywood.

Iconic actor, director, and activist, Sidney Poitier, 94, passed away. His cause of death has yet to be confirmed, news sources report. 

He was a trailblazer in Black Hollywood, working for over 70 years. He was the first Black actor to win an Oscar. He broke down racial barriers in the film industry. Some of his notable works include “A Raisin in the Sun,” “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” and “Uptown Saturday Night.”

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