Oscar Winner Sidney Poitier
The leading African-American actor of his generation and the first African-American to win the best-actor Oscar, Sidney Poitier may be best remembered for the classic In the Heat of The Night. That film took a best-picture Oscar; it's out now in a 40th-anniversary edition DVD.
Poitier's other films include The Defiant Ones, A Patch of Blue, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?, and To Sir, With Love.
This interview first aired on April 18, 2000.