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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.

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


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