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Title: RIP Sidney Poitier
Post by: GrannyMac on January 07, 2022, 07:10:10 pm
Groundbreaking actor, first black Oscar winner.  ‘They call me Mr. Tibbs’.
Title: Re: RIP Sidney Poitier
Post by: Cassandra on January 07, 2022, 07:16:02 pm
Groundbreaking actor, first black Oscar winner.  ‘They call me Mr. Tibbs’.

Guess who's Coming to Dinner - a great presence and Charisma - Thank you Sidney.
Title: Re: RIP Sidney Poitier
Post by: Flouncer19 on January 07, 2022, 07:17:35 pm
Indeed a good actor  R.I.P
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Post by: Scrumpy on January 07, 2022, 08:00:07 pm
Wonderful actor..
 Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner ? Great cast .. superb acting.. and of course as GrannyMac mentioned the words he spoke in The Heat of the Night 
‘They call me Mister  Tibbs’
Title: Re: RIP Sidney Poitier
Post by: Cassandra on January 07, 2022, 08:15:53 pm
Wonderful actor..
 Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner ? Great cast .. superb acting.. and of course as GrannyMac mentioned the words he spoke in The Heat of the Night 
‘They call me Mister  Tibbs’

Strange that only yesterday I mentioned that my House-lady 'Diane' reminds me so much of 'Tillie' from Guess who's coming to dinner and then today he's gone - ships that pass in the night.
Title: Re: RIP Sidney Poitier
Post by: Alex on January 07, 2022, 09:39:14 pm
I liked him too a really good actor.  The film that I'll always remember is the one with Rod Steiger where Poitier plays a big city detective in the racist deep south.
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Post by: Michael Rolls on January 07, 2022, 09:41:03 pm
In the Heat of the Night - isn't that were there is the 'They call me Mr. Potts' line originates
One of my favourite actors - he was also one of Veronica's
RIP
Mike
Title: Re: RIP Sidney Poitier
Post by: Scrumpy on January 08, 2022, 08:19:04 am

Tibbs.. Potts !!!!!!!
Michael , you are a delight.
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Post by: 1955vintage on January 08, 2022, 08:32:05 am
Great actor, and part of my childhood/teenage years. His films gave me a simple belief that skin colour was irrelevant, he was not a great black actor, he was a great actor.
Title: Re: RIP Sidney Poitier
Post by: Michael Rolls on January 08, 2022, 09:58:03 am
Tibbs.. Potts !!!!!!!
Michael , you are a delight.
Would you believe, when I woke this morning, I found myself thinking - NO, not POTTS! TIBBs! But forgot to change the post to spare my blushes.
Quite by chance I watched a film of his on Netflix last night - 'Inside Man' - very good
Mike
Title: Re: RIP Sidney Poitier
Post by: Cassandra on January 08, 2022, 01:55:56 pm
Would you believe, when I woke this morning, I found myself thinking - NO, not POTTS! TIBBs! But forgot to change the post to spare my blushes.
Quite by chance I watched a film of his on Netflix last night - 'Inside Man' - very good
Mike

Diane, my housekeeper and I reached a joint agreement over this morning's coffee. In future, in tribute to our joint respect for Sir Sidney, she will be known in the home as 'Tillie' (from Guess who's coming to Dinner).
Title: Re: RIP Sidney Poitier
Post by: Michael Rolls on January 08, 2022, 09:08:39 pm
Lovely! I've just watched another of his films - The Jackal - with Bruce Willis playing the eponymous role - and looking most unusual with a full head of hair!
Mike
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Post by: ME on January 10, 2022, 12:51:22 am
Great actor and will be missed.
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Post by: Brian45 on January 10, 2022, 10:14:19 am
theres folk dyin noo thar never died afore
ahm blamin the Covid, i'm no joinin the gemme
Title: Re: RIP Sidney Poitier
Post by: Scrumpy on January 10, 2022, 03:56:08 pm
theres folk dyin noo thar never died afore


Never a truer word..
Title: Re: RIP Sidney Poitier
Post by: Alex on January 10, 2022, 04:23:43 pm
theres folk dyin noo thar never died afore
ahm blamin the Covid, i'm no joinin the gemme

Isn't that what burglars use ?
Title: Re: RIP Sidney Poitier
Post by: Crabbyob on January 10, 2022, 04:25:34 pm
perhaps not north of the border