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RIP Sidney Poitier
Jan 7, 2022 13:49:30   #
Wolf counselor Loc: Heart of Texas
 
Mr Poitier was one of the very best actors of all time.

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2022/01/07/sidney-poitier-hollywood-pioneer-oscar-winning-actor-dead-at-94/



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Jan 7, 2022 14:06:35   #
pegw
 
Everyoun is talking about "Lillys of Feild" but I loved "In the Heat of the Night".
Also wasn't he a diplomat for the Bahamas?

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Jan 7, 2022 14:23:54   #
Tiptop789 Loc: State of Denial
 
pegw wrote:
Everyoun is talking about "Lillys of Feild" but I loved "In the Heat of the Night".
Also wasn't he a diplomat for the Bahamas?


"They call me Mr. Tibbs". I agree, an excellent movie.

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Jan 7, 2022 15:42:09   #
Wonttakeitanymore
 
Tiptop789 wrote:
"They call me Mr. Tibbs". I agree, an excellent movie.


That one was good!

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Jan 7, 2022 16:20:51   #
crazylibertarian Loc: Florida by way of New York & Rhode Island
 
pegw wrote:
Everyoun is talking about "Lillys of Feild" but I loved "In the Heat of the Night".
Also wasn't he a diplomat for the Bahamas?



I savor that developing relationship between Tibbs & Gillespie all the time. The dialogue was terrific.

In the story, Gillespie contacts the police commissioner of Philadelphia who confirms that Tibbs is one of his best homicide detectives and places him on special assignment to help solve the case in fictional Sparta, Mississippi (It was filmed in Georgia.)

The Philadelphia Police Commissioner at the time was Frank Rizzo who was billed as the toughest cop in America. His statue was just toppled by the woke crowd because 'tough on crime' was a code for 'get the blacks.' But while the cities went up in race riots during the 60s, Philly remained quiet.

I was in Philadelphia for four years as I attended the osteopathic college there from 67-71.

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Jan 7, 2022 16:32:53   #
Tiptop789 Loc: State of Denial
 
crazylibertarian wrote:
I savor that developing relationship between Tibbs & Gillespie all the time. The dialogue was terrific.

In the story, Gillespie contacts the police commissioner of Philadelphia who confirms that Tibbs is one of his best homicide detectives and places him on special assignment to help solve the case in fictional Sparta, Mississippi (It was filmed in Georgia.)

The Philadelphia Police Commissioner at the time was Frank Rizzo who was billed as the toughest cop in America. His statue was just toppled by the woke crowd because 'tough on crime' was a code for 'get the blacks.' But while the cities went up in race riots during the 60s, Philly remained quiet.

I was in Philadelphia for four years as I attended the osteopathic college there from 67-71.
I savor that developing relationship between Tibbs... (show quote)


Did you enjoy Philly? I was born there and my earliest memories are visiting the Franklin Institute.

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Jan 7, 2022 18:04:16   #
permafrost Loc: Minnesota
 


We agree Wolf.. I was very surprised to see that he was in his 90s..

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Jan 7, 2022 20:44:26   #
Coos Bay Tom Loc: coos bay oregon
 


Oh man-- His western movies were most excellent. Rest in peace Sidney.

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Jan 8, 2022 07:09:21   #
crazylibertarian Loc: Florida by way of New York & Rhode Island
 
Tiptop789 wrote:
Did you enjoy Philly? I was born there and my earliest memories are visiting the Franklin Institute.



Yes. It was more blue collar than my native New York.

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Jan 9, 2022 08:49:36   #
lindajoy Loc: right here with you....
 


Must agree a phenomenally professional, well respected, actor with a personality not many can achieve.

My favorite movie he ever did was To Sir With Love.. Watched it as a child and really liked him even then…

May he rest in peace…

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