Thu, 16 Feb 2012 09:13:43 GMT | By Tom Phillips
Sidney Poitier: a life in pictures

Sidney Poitier turns 85



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To mark his 85th birthday on February 20, we look back on the life of actor Sidney Poitier - widely regarded as one of the finest actors of his generation, and a man who broke new ground in the portrayal of black people on screen.

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