Who are Sidney Poitier’s children?

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Sidney Poitier, a Bahamian-American actor who became the first Black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for 1963’s Lilies of the Field, has died. He died at the age of 94.

Was Sidney Poitier married?

Juanita Hardy was Poitier’s spouse from 1950 until 1965. They resided in a Hudson River mansion in Stuyvesant, New York, with their three children. Poitier began a nine-year relationship with actress Diahann Carroll in 1959.

He married Joanna Shimkus, a former actress from Canada, on January 23, 1976. They were together until his death.

Who are Sidney Poitier’s children?

He had six daughters in all: three with the name Hardy, which were Beverly, Pamela, and Sherri, and three with the name Hunt.

Portier also had daughters Anika and Sydney Tamiia with Shimkus.

Sydney Lynn is an Australian actress who began her professional career in 1998. She has been on shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Hawaii Five-0, Chicago P.D., and Carter since then.

Although she was inspired by her father’s career as an actor, and even named one of her sons for him, Poitier decided to pursue acting after attending acting school. She received a bachelor’s degree in acting from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Gina, an administrative assistant, tragically died on May 27, 2018.

Pamela, too, became an actress like her sister Sydney. Pamela worked on films including Liberty & Bash, Savannah, and The Jackal. She is also a schoolteacher. Sherri is a cook and Beverly is a designer for Poitier Henderson Jewelry.

Anika is a filmmaker who remains behind the camera. In addition to his six daughters, Poitier also had eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

How did Sidney Poitier die?

On Friday, January 7, 2022, Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell announced the death of the Oscar winner to Eyewitness News Bahamas.

In response to Poitier’s death, Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper stated, “I was conflicted with tremendous sadness and a feeling of celebration when I heard of Sir Sidney Poitier’s passing.”

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