Joanna Shimkus aka Joanna Shimkus Poitier is a Canadian film actress and is well known as the wife of Sidney Poitier was a Bahamian-American actor, activist, ambassador, and film director. Following the news of her husband Sidney Poitier’s death, tributes began pouring in online for the actor, with fans offering their condolences to their friends and family. One user said “Happy Birthday JOANNA SHIMKUS. Canadian retired actress. She is the wife of Bahamian-American actor and diplomat Sir Sidney Poitier and mother of actress Sydney Tamiia Poitier. Born: October 30, 1943, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.” Another said “RIP the legendary Sidney Poitier who has died at 94. Survived by his wife of 46 yrs, Canadian actor Joanna Shimkus, whom he started to date when they co-starred in Robert Alan Arthur’s “The Lost Man” (1968), an adaptation of Reed’s “Odd Man Out” (1947), so together for 54 yrs!.” While another said, “Sidney Poitier (1927-2022) carries his daughter Anika as his wife, actress Joanna Shimkus, wheels their younger daughter Sydney at Heathrow Airport in London in 1974.” The fourth user said “@robreiner This man was a mensch and married to a Jewish woman Joanna Shimkus. Let’s see if he is as celebrated as Betty White.”
Joanna Shimkus Net Worth
$4 Million USD
Joanna Shimkus aka Joanna Shimkus Poitier is a Canadian film actress and is well known as the wife of Sidney Poitier was a Bahamian-American actor, activist, ambassador, and film director. She was born on October 30, 1943, she was 78 years old at the time of her death. She her debut in 1964, in Jean Aurel’s film De l’amour. She appears in three of his films; Les aventuriers (1967), opposite Alain Delon, Ho! (1968), and Lino Ventura, Tante Zita (1968). Her late husband often found himself in limiting, saintly roles that nevertheless represented an important advance on the demeaning parts offered by Hollywood in the past. His character in “Blackboard Jungle” (1955), a troubled student at a tough New York City public school, sees the light and eventually sides with Glenn Ford, the teacher who tries to reach him. In “No Way Out” (1950), his first substantial film role, he played a doctor persecuted by a racist patient, and in “Cry, the Beloved Country” (1952), based on the Alan Paton novel about racism in South Africa, he appeared as a young priest.
The estimated Net Worth of Joanna Shimkus is around $4 Million USD.
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