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Kanab in Kane County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Sidney Poitier

Utah's Little Hollywood

— Kanab Utah “Walk of Fame” —

 
 
Sidney Poitier Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 29, 2016
1. Sidney Poitier Marker
Inscription.  One of the world's most admired and respected actors, Sidney Poitier, has graced the screen in such films as "A Patch of Blue", "In the Heat of the Night", and "They Call Me Mr. Tibbs". Sidney is an academy award winner, and only did a few westerns in his illustrious career. The best one, "Duel at Diablo", was shot right here in Kanab, in 1966 for United Artists. Ralph Nelson directed and Sidney's co-stars were James Garner, Dennis Weaver, Bibi Anderson, and Bill Travers.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Utah - Kanab "Walk of Fame" series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1966.
 
Location. 37° 2.882′ N, 112° 31.728′ W. Marker is in Kanab, Utah, in Kane County. Marker is at the intersection of West Center Street (U.S. 89) and South Main Street, on the right when traveling east on West Center Street. Marker is located along the sidewalk on the south side of the street, just west of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19 West Center Street, Kanab UT 84741, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Linda Darnell (here, next to this marker); Ken Curtis (here, next to this marker); Bob Hoy (here, next to this marker); Don Collier (here, next to this marker); Ted Markland (here, next to this marker); Daniel Boone (a few steps from this marker); Peggie Castle (a few steps from this marker); Robert Taylor (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kanab.
 
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1. Sidney Poitier. Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE, (born February 20, 1927), is a Bahamian-American actor, film director, author, and diplomat. In 1964, Poitier became the first Bahamian and first black actor to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role in Lilies of the Field. He continued to break ground by starring in successful films such as In the Heat of the Night in 1967, making him the top box-office star of that year. (Submitted on March 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Sidney Poitier (Internet Movie Database). During the 1960's, Poitier maintained activity on stage, on screen, and in the burgeoning Civil Rights movement. His roles in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) and To Sir, with Love (1967) were for their time landmarks in the
Marker detail: Sidney Poitier photo image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Sidney Poitier photo
breaking down of social barriers between African Americans and whites, and Poitier's talent, conscience, integrity, and inherent likability placed him on equal footing with the white stars of the day. He took on directing and producing chores in the Seventies, achieving success in both arenas. Although he has reduced the frequency of his roles in recent years, he remains one of the most respected and beloved figures in American cinema of the twentieth century. (Submitted on March 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Sidney Poitier Marker (<i>wide view; right/westmost of the three-marker set at this location</i>) image. Click for full size.
3. Sidney Poitier Marker (wide view; right/westmost of the three-marker set at this location)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3. submitted on March 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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