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 Who was the first black actor to win an oscar?

Answer The first black actor to win an Oscar was Sidney Poitier. Poitier won the Academy Award in 1964 for his portrayal of Homer Smith in "Lilies of the Field," a film based on the 1962 book of the same ... Read More »
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Who was the first black male to win an Oscar for best actor?

Sidney Poitier was the first African American to win an Academy Award for best actor. He won in 1963 for the movie "Lilies of the Field" and was nominated five years before for the movie "The Defia... Read More »
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Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1979?

Dustin Hoffman won the Best Actor Oscar in 1979 for his role in "Kramer vs. Kramer". Hoffman prevailed over nominees Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino, Roy Scheider and Peter Sellers. It was his fourth Oscar ... Read More »
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Who won the best actor Oscar in 1994?

Tom Hanks received the Oscar for Best Actor on March 24, 1994, for "Philadelphia"; however, that award was given for the calendar year 1993. He won his second Oscar for "Forrest Gump" one year late... Read More »
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Who won the Oscar for best actor in 1960?

In 1960, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded the Oscar for Best Actor in a Motion Picture to Burt Lancaster for his portrayal of Elmer Gantry in the film "Elmer Gantry."Source:A... Read More »
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