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New milestone for Sidney Poitier: Namesake of a film school – Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — In 1963, Sidney Poitier made a film in Arizona, “Lilies of the Field.” The performance led to a huge milestone: He became the first Black winner…

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NEW YORK (AP) In 1963, Sidney Poitier made a film in Arizona, Lilies of the Field. The performance led to a huge milestone: He became the first Black winner of a lead-acting Oscar.
Now, Arizona is the site of another career milestone for the legendary actor and filmmaker Arizona State University has named its new film school after him. The Sidney Poitier New American Film School was unveiled at a virtual ceremony on Monday.
The decision to name the school after Poitier, 93, is about much more than…

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