A popular actor in dozens of Chinese-language films, he has also become a recognizable presence in U.S. cinema.
Sir Sidney Poitier, Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE), was born in Miami, Fla., on February 20, 1927, of Bahamian parentage.
Another side of one of Britain's best known actors, film directors and producers who was true to his socialist principles and who supported so many good and progressive causes.
Stage and screen performers face funding cuts to the arts, chronic low pay and the dearth of black and ethnic minority representation.
June 19th was the 60th anniversary of the executions of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, seen by many as a grave injustice in our nation's history.