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Sat, 04.13.1963

The First Black Actor Wins The Oscar for (Best Male Actor)

On this date in 1963, the Oscar for the 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.


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