Today in History
April 13, 1964
Once Is Not Enough
On April 13, 1964, Sidney Poitier makes film history and takes the Oscar for his performance in "Lilies of the Field." He goes on to be the top box-office star of 1967 with three hit movies, "To Sir, With Love," "In the Heat of the Night" and "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner." Thirty-five years later, in 2002, he receives an honorary Oscar for his achievements as an artist and a human being.
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