Sidney Poitier to receive lifetime achievement award
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The 85 year old has been picked to receive the institution's lifetime achievement award at an annual dinner at the museum in October (12).
Poitier, who was the first African-American to win an Academy Award, will receive his prize alongside fellow honouree, Los Angeles-based sculptor John Outterbridge, at a gala dinner on 6 October (12), according to the Los Angeles Times.
Previous recipients include boxing legend Muhammad Ali and musician Herbie Hancock.
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