Quiz: Can You Name All Of These Sidney Poitier Movies?

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"They call me MISTER Tibbs!"

Are you a true fan of the iconic, groundbreaking actor Sidney Poitier? Take this tricky movie quiz and see if you can name all these movies by one scene.

 Feb 20, 2019

1 of 18Name The Sidney Poitier Movie:

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
In the Heat of the Night
Lilies of the Field

2 of 18Name The Sidney Poitier Movie:

Columbia Pictures
The Defiant Ones
Separate But Equal
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

3 of 18Name The Sidney Poitier Movie:

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A Raisin in the Sun
Lilies of the Field
A Patch of Blue

4 of 18Name The Sidney Poitier Movie:

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Edge of the City
The Bedford Incident
The Defiant Ones

5 of 18Name The Sidney Poitier Movie:

ABC
Separate But Equal
The Jackal
No Way Out

6 of 18Name The Sidney Poitier Movie:

Columbia Pictures
Blackboard Jungle
A Raisin in the Sun
To Sir, with Love

7 of 18Name The Sidney Poitier Movie:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
In the Heat of the Night
The Slender Thread
A Patch of Blue

8 of 18Name The Sidney Poitier Movie:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Edge of the City
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
To Sir, with Love

9 of 18Name The Sidney Poitier Movie:

Columbia Pictures
Lilies of the Field
The Bedford Incident
Blackboard Jungle

10 of 18Name The Sidney Poitier Movie:

Universal Pictures
No Way Out
The Defiant Ones
The Jackal

11 of 18Name The Sidney Poitier Movie:

20th Century Fox
No Way Out
The Bedford Incident
Separate But Equal

12 of 18Name The Sidney Poitier Movie:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Blackboard Jungle
Edge of the City
A Raisin in the Sun

13 of 18Name The Sidney Poitier Movie:

Columbia Pictures
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
To Sir, with Love
In the Heat of the Night

14 of 18Name The Sidney Poitier Movie:

Paramount Pictures
Lilies of the Field
The Defiant Ones
The Slender Thread

15 of 18Name The Sidney Poitier Movie:

Columbia Pictures
A Raisin in the Sun
Porgy and Bess
Separate But Equal

16 of 18Name The Sidney Poitier Movie:

Buena Vista Pictures
A Patch of Blue
Edge of the City
Shoot to Kill

17 of 18Name The Sidney Poitier Movie:

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The Jackal
The Bedford Incident
The Organization

18 of 18Name The Sidney Poitier Movie:

United Artists
They Call Me Mister Tibbs!
The Defiant Ones
To Sir, with Love
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

When people think of iconic Old Hollywood stars from the 60s, it's hard not to think of the great Sidney Poitier. Born in the Bahamas on Cat Island, Poitier and his family lived in poverty and he had little formal education. He went to live with his brother when he was fifteen years old in Miami, Florida. At 18, he went to New York and worked menial jobs and had a brief career in the Army at a Veteran's hospital. He spontaneously decided to audition at the American Negro Theater but was rejected due to his thick accent and poor performance, After dedicating six months to improve himself, he earned a bit part in a Broadway play after being spotted in a rehearsal. Many people consider him to be one of the greatest male stars of classic Hollywood cinema. Not only was Poitier a talented actor in his own right, but he also became the first actor of color to win The Academy Award for Best Actor, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor both for his role in Lilies of the Field. As a groundbreaking actor, he starred in three successful films that dealt with plot lines and themes revolving around civil rights issues, discrimination and racism: To Sir with Love, In the Heat of the Night, and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner where he co-starred along legendary stars, Spencer Tracey and Katharine Hepburn. In addition to being an accomplished actor, Poitier has directed several films of his own including Uptown Saturday Night, Let's Do It Again, A Piece of the Action, Stir Crazy, and Ghost Dad.