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Joanna Shimkus is the name of Sidney Poitier’s wife. At the age of 94, actor Sidney Poitier died. He was best known for his roles in films such as Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, In the Heat of the Night, and Lilies of the Field, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Joanna Shimkus was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, and moved to the United States in the 1960s to pursue a successful acting career. She had appeared in films such as Zita and The Uninvited by the end of the decade, and she had made…