How 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' almost
Qcity metroHow 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' almost didn't happenQcity metro... executives did everything they could to stop the filming. “They kept saying, 'Nobody's going to ever come and see this film. We're going to lose millions of dollars on this film,'” recalled actress Katharine Houghton, who co-starred alongside ...
Posted on 19 June 2017 | 3:47 am
How to Think About Bill Cosby and 'The Cosby
New York TimesHow to Think About Bill Cosby and 'The Cosby Show'New York TimesBetween 1974 and 1977, Mr. Cosby made three unruly but emotionally satisfying uplift comedies with Sidney Poitier, who directed all three of their collaborations, the last of which, “A Piece of the Action,” showcases Mr. Cosby's proficiency at upbeat ...Bill Cosby Fooled Everyone, Except The Women He RapedThe Shadow League (blog)Judge in Bill Cosby sex assault trial declares mistrial due to deadlocked juryThe Sydney Morning Heraldall 1,102 news articles »
Posted on 18 June 2017 | 2:57 pm
Remembering “To Sir, with Love” at 50 -
Burlington County TimesRemembering “To Sir, with Love” at 50Burlington County TimesBraithwaite is portrayed by Sidney Poitier, who attempts to tame defiant East End innercity students led by the undisciplined Pamela Dare (played by Judy Geeson) and class lout Denham (played by Christian Roberts). “It was my first film fresh out of ...
Posted on 18 June 2017 | 5:05 am
Did the violence in 'Guardians' bother you?
San Francisco ChronicleDid the violence in 'Guardians' bother you?San Francisco ChronicleI also believe Sidney Poitier's films in the 1960s had a profound effect on racial attitudes. A white person could not watch Sidney Poitier on screen and be a racist — at least not in the actual moment of seeing Sidney Poitier and identifying with him ...
Posted on 14 June 2017 | 12:16 pm
50 Years After 'Loving,' Hollywood Still
KQED50 Years After 'Loving,' Hollywood Still Struggles With Interracial RomanceKQED'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' arrived in theaters six months to the day after interracial marriage was legalized by the Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court decision in 1967. Above, Sidney Poitier, from left, Katharine Houghton and Spencer Tracy. (George ...Intermarriage in the US 50 Years After Loving v. VirginiaPew Research Center's Social and Demographic Trendsall 26 news articles »
Posted on 13 June 2017 | 1:03 pm
Robertson Treatment Syndicated Column
RT: With so many classic films being redone, is there a remake you’d like to star in? VR: Yes, Brother John, a very old film Sidney Poitier I caught one night It didn’t do well. It was barely seen. He plays a Christ-like character who returns to the ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 8:35 pm
Steve McQueen's Bio-Pic of Paul Robeson Will
In 1977, Gil Noble wrote and directed The Tallest Tree in Our Forest, a 90-minute documentary about Robeson. Two years later, Sidney Poitier narrated a 30-minute film, Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist, that won an Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject.
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 12:58 am
Harlem is essential NYC stop
Ruby Dee and Sidney Poitier. The Schomburg is also home to murals from the 1930s Works Progress Administration program; nypl.org/locations/schomburg, 515 Malcolm X Blvd. near 136th Street. You'll find more historic murals across the street inside Harlem ...
Posted on 22 August 2015 | 7:13 pm
Stars believe you ’re mature when you find
Although I ran into Sidney Poitier at the gulf course a few years back and he gave the last piece of good news I’ve had in a while. He says that you get a huge burst of energy at 70. So, I waited for that, hanging on by my ringer nails! And you know what?
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 1:12 pm
Two More Women Accuse Bill Cosby of Sexual
The comedian sent her flowers after the incident, she turned them away. Charlotte Fox was a 23-year-old extra in the 1974 film Uptown Saturday Night starring Cosby, Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte. Fox says one night Cosby invited her to a jazz club and ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 5:29 am