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ISBN:
0394505492
Author:
Sidney Poitier
Language:
English
Publisher:
Alfred a Knopf Inc; 1st edition (May 1, 1980)
Pages:
374 pages
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1707 kb
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1104 kb
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A book of this grade is generally well kept and is in good shape to read and store. Sturdy spine, all pages intact physically.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The Academy Award-winning Black actor tells of his childhood in the Bahamas, his introduction to New York.

Sidney Poitier's life story, an autobiography, needs to be read by EVERY American who may be feeling sorry for themselves because they are down and out, unemployed, or otherwise marginalized in our society. The portions of this book that describe his being blacklisted by Senator McCarthy in the 1950's is harrowing. This man of dignity and of work was persecuted beyond measure by white people in power merely because he was a friend of Paul Robeson, Canada Lee and Harry Belafonte

Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE (/ˈpwɑːtieɪ/; born February 20, 1927) is a Bahamian-American actor and film director. He received two nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor, winning one, the first black actor to win that award.

Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE (/ˈpwɑːtieɪ/; born February 20, 1927) is a Bahamian-American actor and film director. He was also nominated six times for each of the Golden Globe for Best Actor and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award (BAFTA) for Best Foreign Actor, winning each once. From 1997 to 2007, he served as the Bahamian Ambassador to Japan.

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Sidney Poitier Life Beyond Measure Letters to My Great-Granddaughter For my family, and my family of friends Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. The process of writing these letters to Ayele has been both sobering and enlightening.

Life Beyond Measure is the perfect book to inspire readers to live the fullest life with integrity, from one of our most respected celebrities and a national treasure.

Following on the heels of the enormous success of The Measure of a Man, one of the most revered actors in the history of Hollywood offers a book that features inspirational advice and personal stories from his extraordinary life. Life Beyond Measure is the perfect book to inspire readers to live the fullest life with integrity, from one of our most respected celebrities and a national treasure.

Sidney Poitier is not only an American icon, he is first and foremost a Bahamian National Hero. Jun 23, 2014 Sabena rated it it was amazing. Shelves: auto-biography. Sidney Poitier is a magnificent storyteller.

Sidney Poitier is an actor, director and diplomat who was the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor. This biography provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline. Sidney Poitier is an actor, director and diplomat who was the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor. Birthday: February 20, 1927.

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Poitier's biography is one of bitter sweet humorous at times and seriously moraled at others. His life story rivals that of his films. The Academy Award-winning Black actor tells of his childhood in the Bahamas, his introduction to New York, his two marriages and tumultuous eight-year relationship with Diahann Carroll, and his numerous films.

The Academy Award-winning Black actor tells of his childhood in the Bahamas, his introduction to New York, his two marriages and tumultuous eight-year relationship with Diahann Carroll, and his numerous films
  • Nnulam
It's an interesting book, particularly his candid discussions about his therapy sessions and insights. However, I had already read The Measure of a Man, and found a much deeper, richer, far more mature man than in This Life.
  • Cordantrius
Interesting journey but the end veers off.
  • Briciraz
Another great book written by Sidney Poitier.
  • Erthai
Great motivation for those who have come from humble beginnings. Raw and revealing anecdotal of his life and the challenges and triumphs that he went through.
  • Watikalate
Loved this book!
  • Landaron
I loved the book and I think this is a wonderfull man. I admire him very much he is the love of my life. I wish he could read the many
thing that is said about him. God bless him.

Devoted Fan
  • Ieslyaenn
A must read by EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN.

Bette Davis and Sidney Poitier on SOCIAL JUSTICE:

THEY BOTH LOOKED THE WORLD IN THE EYE and did not like what they saw!!!!

Sidney Poitier writes on page 212 of the hardcover version:
[writing about movie directors in Hollywood who either liberate or oppress black actors]

" ....for Richard Brooks and Stanley Kramer [director of
'The Defiant Ones'] differences of approach and style obscured the fact that they were traveling companions on the same highway heading for the same sunset, BECAUSE THEY HAD BOTH LOOKED THE SAME WORLD IN THE EYE AND SAID: ' you're not quite structured the way I like and here comes a little energy to move you around a little'.......

Bette Davis acting in the movie "The Corn is Green" Corn Is Green (1945) in the role of L.C. Moffat, an English school marm who has inherited a house in Wales; highly educated for her time, Ms. Moffat, moved by the squalor, poverty and ignorance of an illiterate people: one of Bette's LINES:

"I wonder whoever started the ridiculous rumor that we live in a civilized world?"....When I was quite a young girl, I LOOKED THE WORLD IN THE EYE and decided I didn't like it. I saw poverty and disease, ignorance and injustice and in a small way I've always done what I could to fight them"....

Sidney Poitier's life story, an autobiography, needs to be read by EVERY American who may be feeling sorry for themselves because they are down and out, unemployed, or otherwise marginalized in our society.

The portions of this book that describe his being blacklisted by Senator McCarthy in the 1950's is harrowing. This man of dignity and of work was persecuted beyond measure by white people in power merely because he was a friend of Paul Robeson, Canada Lee and Harry Belafonte.

This man who had not a POLITICAL fiber in his body because he was using EVERY FIBER of his being merely to survive tells how politics is and should be a PART OF OUR DAILY LIVES.
I read this when it first came out 37 years ago. Poitier was only 55. Today, July 26,2018, he is 92. The story he tells here is fascinating and after all these years many details of this book often come to my mind. It's a very worthwhile and enjoyable read.