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Sat, 04.13.1963

Black actor wins Academy’s Oscar

On this date in 1963, the Oscar for best male actor by the Academy of Motion Pictures was given to a Black for the first time.

Sidney Poitier won the honor for his performance in Lilies of the Field.

Reference:
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Academy Foundation
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, California 90211
Phone: 310-247-3000

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History.com

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