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Who is Sidney Poitier’s wife Joanna Shimkus?



Who is Sidney Poitier


Who is Sidney Poitier – Sidney Poitier was a Bahamian-American actor, film director and activist who became the first Bahamian actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor. Sidney Poitier served as ambassador of the Bahamas to Japan and ambassador of the Bahamas to UNESCO.



Sidney Poitier
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Sidney Poitier was honoured with an Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the year 1974. Sidney Poitier also received a star on the Holywood Walk of Fame in 1994.

Who is Sidney Poitier’s wife Joanna Shimkus?

Sidney Poitier was married multiple times and was blessed with six children: Sydney Tamiia, Anika, Pamela, Sherri, Gina And Beverly Poitier-Henderson. Sidney Poitier was married to Joanna Shimkus from 1976 until the death of Sidney in 2022.



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Joanna Shimkus is a Canadian-Lithuanian film actress who is known to many as the wife of  Sidney Poitier. Joanna Shimkus is 78 years of age and she had two daughters: Anika and Sydney Tamiia Poitier.

Joanna Shimkus appeared in a number of films and they include A Time for Loving, Six in Paris, The Uninvited, The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker, and others. Who is Sidney Poitier


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