Sidney Poitier To Be Honored w/ Lifetime Achievement Award By California African American Museum

News
by Tambay A. Obenson
August 17, 2012 2:14 PM
1 Comment
  • |

Living legend, and oldest Best Actor Oscar winner alive, Sidney Poitier, will honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the California African American Museum (CAAM), in a gala dinner on October 6.

The 85 year old has been selected to receive the institution’s honor alongside fellow honoree, Los Angeles-based sculptor John Outterbridge.

Outterbridge's lengthy career includes serving as the director of the Watts Towers Arts Center in L.A. from 1975 to 1992, as well as exhibitions of his work at prominent museums around the country.

In 2011 he was named a United States Artists Gracie Fellow for Visual Arts.

And Sidney Poitier is, well, Sidney Poitier; you know him!!

Previous recipients of the CAAM's Lifetime Achievement Award include boxing legend Muhammad Ali and musician Herbie Hancock.

News
  • |

More: Sidney Poitier

You might also like:
Free Indie Movies and Documentaries    

1 Comment

  • PRISS | August 19, 2012 11:12 PMReply

    I bow in deference.

Follow Shadow and Act

Email Updates

Most "Liked"

  • Minority Independent Producers Summit ...
  • T.D. Jakes' Expanding Media Empire Includes ...
  • Film Adaptation Of 'A Day Late And A ...
  • John Legend Sets Up Independenlty-Financed ...
  • Fox Picks Up "International 'Bad Boys'-Style" ...
  • Film Based On Convicted African American ...
  • Watch The 'Half of a Yellow Sun' Title ...
  • 'Andrew Dosunmu: Elsewhere - 10 Years ...
  • Films By Abderrahmane Sissako & Philippe ...
  • New Original Feature-Length Doc - 'Kobe ...