Affion Crockett is remembering late actor Sidney Poitier as a “king” … and thanking him for kicking open the door and paving the way for Black entertainers.
We got the comedian at LAX and asked how he’s remembering Sidney … and Affion says he wouldn’t have a platform today without Poitier changing the landscape of how Hollywood viewed Black men.
Affion says Sidney was more than a trailblazer … also remembering him as a prolific actor and orator, and marveling at the way he carried himself and represented his craft.
As we reported … Sidney died at the age of 94, and tons of tributes are pouring in for the first Black man to win an Oscar for Best Actor.
Affion also recited a famous movie line from Sidney … a quote from “In The Heat of The Night” … and tells us why another moment from the 1967 movie was super important.