Sidney Poitier Documentary Shows a Constant Striving

From an AP story by Mark Kennedy headlined “Sidney Poitier documentary shows a constant striving”:

Sidney Poitier was not expected to live. He was born two months premature to uneducated tomato farmers in the Caribbean. His father planned to use a shoe box as a makeshift coffin.

Poitier’s rise from that humble origin to become an Oscar-winning box office draw and civil rights figure who remade Hollywood seems almost scripted, almost too good to be true, but such was Poitier, a life well lived.