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TCM Morning & Afternoon Movie: Sidney Poitier

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TCM, beginning at 5 a.m.

Spend your morning and afternoon with legendary actor Sidney Poitier when Turner Classic Movies airs a lineup of some of his most memorable films. The schedule begins with Edge of the City (pictured) (1957), a noirish drama in which Poitier costars with John Cassavetes. The acclaimed film was

unusual for its time in its portrayal of an interracia­l friendship and earned Poitier a Best Actor BAFTA Award nomination. Also today, see Poitier in the drama Something of Value (1957); the 1961 adaptation of the play A Raisin in the Sun, which earned Poitier another BAFTA nod as well as a Golden Globe nomination; his Best Actor Oscar-winning role in Lilies of the Field (1963); another multi-award-nominated role in the 1965 drama A Patch of Blue; one of his most famous roles, in 1967’s Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner; and the romantic drama A Warm December (1973), which he also directed.

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