Sidney Poitier's prominent roles

Fifty years ago Sunday, Sidney Poitier became the first black performer to win an Academy Award for best actor. Poitier, who won the Oscar for his performance in "Lilies of the Field," was one of the biggest box-office stars of the 1960s, and he remains a Hollywood legend at age 87. Here's a look back at his film career.

Fifty years ago Sunday, Sidney Poitier became the first black performer to win an Academy Award for best actor. Poitier, who won the Oscar for his performance in "Lilies of the Field," was one of the biggest box-office stars of the 1960s, and he remains a Hollywood legend at age 87. Here's a look back at his film career.