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By Renee Summers
Telegram Reporter 

A Look at Those We Lost in 2022


January 5, 2023

Oscar-winning actor Sidney Poitier passes away in 2022 at the age of 94.

Each New Year it seems only appropriate to remember the noteworthy lives lost the previous year. At the Telegram, we look back at these exceptional lives and recall the contributions they made.

On January 6, 2022, actor Sidney Poitier passed away. Poitier gained national recognition in one of his early films, "Blackboard Jungle" in 1955 and earned a Best Actor Academy Award Nomination for his role in "The Defiant Ones" in 1959. In 1963, Poitier became the first African American to win the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in "Lilies of the Field." His other films include "In the Heat of the...

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