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Sidney Poitier in The Long Ships

Sidney Poitier (1927 - 2022)

Film Deaths[]

  • Edge of the City (A Man Is Ten Feet Tall) (1957) [Tommy Tyler]: Stabbed in the back with a longshoreman's hook at the end of a fight with Jack Warden; he dies in John Cassavetes' arms shortly afterwards.
  • The Long Ships (1964) [Prince Aly Mansuh]: Crushed by a large gold bell when it falls and rolls over him during the big battle; he dies shortly afterwards while talking to Richard Widmark. (Thanks to Porsche)
  • The Bedford Incident (1965) [Ben Munceford]: Killed in an explosion, along with the rest of the ship's crew, when a Soviet submarine launches a torpedo at them.

TV Deaths[]

None known.

Notable Connections[]

  • Ex-Mr. Juanita Hardy
  • Mr. Joanna Shimkus