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New Oprah book February 4, 2007

Filed under: Bookish news — Kim @ 4:39 am

A bit late, but I wanted to tell you anyway. The new book of Oprah’s book club is called : “The measure of a man: A spiritual autobiography” by Sidney Poitier. It is a bibliography of this American author. In this book he describes his (hard) life.

Poitier was born in 1927 in Miami, but he was raised in the Bahamas. He got into acting after the war and made his debut in “No way out”. He was the first black actor to win a Oscar for best Actor. He starred in over fourty fims. He directed nine films and wrote four of them. Until now he won three Oscars, an American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Award and the Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement and the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award.

You can find out more on Sidney Poirtier here. And on his acting career here. You can order the book and look inside the new Oprah find here.

 

Poitier 1

 

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5 Responses to “New Oprah book”

  1. patricia Says:

    Are my eyes going funny? That doesn’t look like Sidney P. to me – sure looks a lot like Quincy Jones. Maybe do a double-check?

    This is what Sidney Poitier looks like:

  2. deborah Says:

    patricia is correct — the picture you have up there is Quincy, also known as Q to his friends.

  3. Miss T Says:

    Yes indeed, that’s Quincy Jones.

  4. Chella Says:

    Also, not to be pedantic, but Quincy Jones is a music producer and Sidney Poitier is an actor – one autobiography does not an author make, though both are deserving of all other accolades!

  5. kimbooktu Says:

    Sorry! How stupid of me. But thanks for letting me know. As you can see, I have put up a nice new picture.


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