Was Sidney Poitier knighted? The true story about the famous African-American film actor

Sidney Poitier, the famous African-American film actor, was born in 1927 to Bahamian parents in Miami when the family was on a visit which automatically gave the actor American citizenship as the Bahamas was then still a crown colony.

Sidney Poitier is known for movies like Lilies of The Field, The Defiant Ones, In The Heat of The Night, and many other great productions in the American film industry.

For his great talent, he was by far the highest-paid actor in the 1960s and 1970s.

Sidney Poiter is estimated to have a net worth of $20 million.

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Aside from the many awards and honours he has received for his great works in the movie industry, Sidney Poitier was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1974.

This goes on to tell the gravity of impact and recognition his acting talent had at the time as being knighted by the Queen was and is still considered as the greatest honour in the commonwealth.

Sidney Poitier died on 6th January 2022 in Los Angeles, United States and is survived by his wife, Juanita Hardy and five daughters as one of his six known daughters died in 2018.

Source: unitedshowbiz,com.gh