Remembering Sidney Poitier: A look back at the actor’s groundbreaking legacy

A man in a tux signs autographs for fans behind a barrier
Sidney Poitier signs autographs before the opening of the 14th International Film Festival at the West Berlin Congress Hall on June 26, 1964, in Berlin.
(Edwin Reichert / Associated Press)

Sidney Poitier, the first Black man to win an Academy Award for lead actor and a towering role model for succeeding generations of Black actors, died Thursday at the age of 94.

Below is a collection of remembrances, tributes and memorable moments from the actor’s career.