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1. "I became the storyteller of South Side Chicago. I used an old Kiwi liquid shoe polish as a microphone. I'd go around the house interviewing everybody, telling stupid jokes, doing voices. I mimicked Sidney Poitier, Sammy Davis Jr., people on 'Laugh-In,' Flip Wilson."
Author: Bernie Mac
2. "Every film by Will Smith, Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Lena Horne, Ruby Dee, Don Cheadle will have great acting and carry good messages in the film. The films starring those actors are the films I tell young people to watch for good acting and to view for quality movies."
Author: Brian J. White
3. "The trailblazers are my role models in this industry: Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, James Earl Jones, and Billy Dee Williams. I keep their pictures in my trailer and try to measure to their standards every time I act."
Author: Brian J. White
4. "My first love was acting. I went to Sidney Poitier films as a kid. I sat in the theater and dreamed of being an actor."
Author: Carl Weathers
5. "I starred in a Broadway play that was Sidney Poitier's first directing job and the cast was Lou Gossett, Cicely Tyson, Diana Ladd and I played a Jewish kid who offered himself as a slave to two Columbia University students as reparations."
Author: David Steinberg
6. "I took one thing to heart that I heard from Sidney Poitier in 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.' And it resonated so much with me. He says: 'Dad, you always looked at yourself as a black man. I look at myself as a man.'"
Author: Dennis Haysbert
7. "Sidney Poitier, who is class personified, said: 'Lou, you're a leading man because you're a good actor.' Brought tears to my eyes."
Author: Lou Diamond Phillips
8. "Armand Gamache wondered whether CC de Poitiers was at that very moment trying to explain herself to a perplexed God and two very angry seals."
Author: Louise Penny
9. "I was playing this horrible part. I didn't didn't want to play it because the character was an awful racist. But I'm glad I did it because I met Sidney Poitier."
Author: Richard Widmark
10. "I will say this: the first film that I was on was 'In the Heat of the Night', that Norman Jewison directed with Sidney Poitier. I'm on the set, and I'm totally taking it for granted. Everyone is working for everyone else and pulling for the very best, and it makes everyone better because you feel that effort and concern and appreciation."
Author: Scott Wilson
11. "Beyler," dedi, "gidip su kulübeyi ölçmenizi rica ediyorum. Tezgahin uzunlugunun 149 santimetre oldugunu göreceksiniz, yani Dünya ile Günes arasindaki uzakligin yüz milyarda biri. Kulübenin arka tarafinin yüksekligini, pencerelerin genisligine bölerseniz 176:56=3,14 çikar. Ön tarafin yüksekligi 19 desimetredir; bu da, Yunan aydönümü yillarinin sayisina esittir. Iki ön kösenin yüksekligi ile iki arka kösenin yüksekliginin toplami ise (190x2)+(176x2)=732'dir; bu da Poitiers zaferinin tarihidir. Tezgahin kalinligi 3,10 santimetre, pencerenin kornisinin genisligi ise 8,8 santimetredir. Tam sayilarin yerine onlara denk düsen alfebe harflerini (3 yerine C, 8 yerine H) koyarsak, C10H8'i elde ederiz. Bu da naftalinin formülüdür.""Olaganüstü!" dedim, "Bütün bu ölçümleri yaptiniz mi?""Hayir," dedi Aglié, "Jean-Pierre Adam diye biri, baska bir kulübe üstünde yapti. Sanirim piyango bileti satilan kulübelerin boyutlari az çok aynidir."
Author: Umberto Eco
12. "The bravery of Stanley Kramer's 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' amounted to two Hollywood legends - Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy - telling the world that a black son-in-law is something they can live with, and so should you, especially if he looks like Sidney Poitier and has degrees."
Author: Wesley Morris
13. "Sidney Poitier became a star in part by helping black and white Americans negotiate their new relationship in the post-Civil Rights era."
Author: Wesley Morris

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