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Broadway Marquees Will Dim To Honor Trailblazing Actor Sidney Poitier

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Broadway will pay tribute to trailblazing actor Sidney Poitier.

Lights on theater marquees will dim Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. in his memory. Poitier died Jan. 6 at the age of 94.

Poitier started his acting career in New York City, first at the American Negro Theater in Harlem.

He was nominated for a Tony Award in 1960 for the Broadway production of "A Raisin in the Sun."

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