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Bahamas--WWII generation--Bway actor--just had to add up to Mr. Poitier.

Here's a quick Sidney Poitier story: When I was in college, my acting teacher was a fellow named Lloyd Richards. When he was a young aspiring actor himself, Lloyd and his aspiring actor friend Sidney were then so poor they would pool their money to buy a hot dog and split it between the two of them for the day's meal. They used to swear to one another that if one of them ever made it, they would help the other one out.

Eventually Sidney got some Hollywood recognition, and he was tapped to play the lead on Broadway for A Raisin in the Sun. Sidney remembered the pact he had made with Lloyd, and told the producers he would not star in the play unless Lloyd was the director. And so Lloyd became the first African-American to direct a Broadway play. Lloyd went on to became an acclaimed director, teacher, and nurturer of playwrights. Sidney had kept his promise.

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On Jan 5, 2020, landmark wrote:
Bahamas--WWII generation--Bway actor--just had to add up to Mr. Poitier.

Here's a quick Sidney Poitier story: When I was in college, my acting teacher was a fellow named Lloyd Richards. When he was a young aspiring actor himself, Lloyd and his aspiring actor friend Sidney were then so poor they would pool their money to buy a hot dog and split it between the two of them for the day's meal. They used to swear to one another that if one of them ever made it, they would help the other one out.

Eventually Sidney got some Hollywood recognition, and he was tapped to play the lead on Broadway for A Raisin in the Sun. Sidney remembered the pact he had made with Lloyd, and told the producers he would not star in the play unless Lloyd was the director. And so Lloyd became the first African-American to direct a Broadway play. Lloyd went on to became an acclaimed director, teacher, and nurturer of playwrights. Sidney had kept his promise.

I'll pass.



Awesome story. How was Richards as a teacher?
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1. I was born in the Midwest but was raised in Kentucky
2. I am six feet tall
3. I was married four different times
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4. I use my middle name for my first. The last name I use came as a tribute to someone else.
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Not Tina nor Cher.

5. I was once offered a try-out for the St. Louis Cardinals. (football) I declined and moved to Los Angeles instead.
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Nope not Sonny.

6. I turned down the offer from the Cardinals and moved to Los Angeles. My big break came as an actor when I was discovered while working at a local "Parks and Rec" department.
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7. My 3rd wife was a playboy model, but my 2nd was much better known.
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8. I had the amazing luck/skill/good timing to be cast in an opening credit starring role in four different TV shows in three different decades. Each of my shows ran at least 3 seasons.
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9. My second wife was an actress whose career started very strongly, but somehow fizzled out and dwindled down to almost nothing.
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Not Burt.

10. My second wife did also end up in Playboy, but she refused to be nude and had a more conservative modeling shoot.
11. For my break out role, I beat out a lot of people. One who did not get my role was a young Burt Reynolds.
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Nice try, not Lyle.

12. In my four major TV series, I played 3 tough guys and one smart guy
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Ah, there we are. Harvey Lee Yeary aka Lee Majors.

13. My third show was based on a fiction book, written by a military reporter, based on a true and real test pilot's plane crash.
14. My third show is probably the one I was known best for.
15. In my third show, I had a lunch box and a pinball machine with my likeness on it.
16. Judge my voice as you wish, but in my 4th show, I was allowed to sing the theme song.
17. In my first show, I may have been the first person to say the "B" word on national network TV, as I played a man who had been born out of wedlock and announced it.
18. As my career has been winding down with age, I was on a Marvel, made-for-tv movie. I played the commander of a police squad who proved to be working for the bad guy.
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Bear in mind that I have two Million-Dollar Man knees: an advantage in this one.
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Do you make that Nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh noise when you walk?
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