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Is Sidney Poitier knighted?

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Sidney Poitier who died at the age of 94 was well respected. He set so many records for his good roles in movies. Key among them was being the first Black actor to win the Oscars in 1964.

Aside from that, he has won AFI Achievement Award, NAACP Image Award — Hall of Fame Award, BAFTA Fellowship (2016), Academy Honorary Award (2002), Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award (1982), Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Pictures (1964), Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award (2000), just to mention a few.

Now, what people are asking is, was Sidney Pointer knighted?

Is Sidney Poitier knighted?

Yes, Sidney Poitier was knighted in 1974 by Queen Elizabeth II. President Barack Obama also awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.

A knight is a person granted an honorary title of the knighthood by a head of state or representative for service to the monarch, the church of the country.

Source: Vimbuzz.com

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