Success Story – Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier was brutally rejected by the American Negro Theater for his Bahamian accent and difficulty reading.

Sidney Poitier was brutally rejected by the American Negro Theater for his Bahamian accent and difficulty reading.

He became a dishwasher as he practiced his accent and reading. Six months later, he was accepted by the theater and went on to be the first black man to win an Oscar.

 

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