Joanna Shimkus

Joanna Shimkus

Joanna Shimkus Poitier (born 30 October 1943) is a Canadian film actress. She is the widow of actor Sidney Poitier, and mother of actress Sydney Tamiia Poitier. Shimkus was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Joseph Shimkus, a Lithuanian-Jew and Marie Petrie, a Catholic of Irish descent. Her father worked for the Royal Canadian Navy. She attended a convent school and was brought up in Montreal, Quebec. She went to Paris at age nineteen, where she worked as a fashion model and soon attracted the attention of movie people on the lookout for new talent. She made her debut in 1964, in Jean Aurel's film De l'amour. She was then noticed by film director Robert Enrico, who selected her to appear in three of his films; Les aventuriers (1967), opposite Alain Delon and Lino Ventura, Tante Zita (1968) and Ho! (1968). She appeared in Joseph Losey's film Boom! (1968), opposite Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, and The Lost Man (1969), opposite Sidney Poitier. Her film career continued until the early 1970s, including roles in L'Invitée (1969), The Virgin and the Gypsy (1970), The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker (1971) and A Time for Loving (1972). Shimkus married Sidney Poitier in 1976, and they have two daughters: Anika and Sydney Tamiia, who is also an actress. Shimkus has three grandchildren; two from Anika and one from Sydney Tamiia. Sidney Poitier died on 6 January 2022, aged 94. Source: Article "Joanna Shimkus" from Wikipedia in English, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

  • Title: Joanna Shimkus
  • Popularity: 7.636
  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 1943-10-30
  • Place of Birth: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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  • Also Known As: Joanna Schimkus, Johanna Shimkus
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Joanna Shimkus Movies

  • 1967
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    The Last Adventure

    The Last Adventure

    6.9 1967 HD

    Two adventurers and best friends, Roland and Manu, are the victims of a practical joke that costs Manu his pilot's license. With seeming contrition,...

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  • 1970
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    The Virgin and the Gypsy

    The Virgin and the Gypsy

    2.167 1970 HD

    Film adaptation from the novel by D.H. Lawrence, discovered after the celebrated author's death in 1930, a romantic love story tells of a prim young...

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  • 1968
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    Ho!

    Ho!

    6.232 1968 HD

    Race driver who has lost his membership card becomes the chauffeur of a gangsters pack

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  • 1968
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    Boom!

    Boom!

    6.1 1968 HD

    Explores the confrontation between the woman who has everything, including emptiness, and a penniless poet who has nothing but the ability to fill a...

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  • 1969
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    The Lost Man

    The Lost Man

    4 1969 HD

    A gang of black militants plots to rob a factory to finance their "revolutionary struggle."

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  • 1971
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    The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker

    The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker

    3.5 1971 HD

    A stockbroker is stuck in a dreary job and a marriage that's become a dull routine. To cope with the boredom and frustration, he resorts to voyeurism...

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  • 1968
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    Zita

    Zita

    5.2 1968 HD

    Because "Tante Zita" main theme is death: a twenty-year old girl, Annie (Shimkus) lives with her mother and her aunt (both played by first-class...

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  • 1972
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    A Time for Loving

    A Time for Loving

    4 1972 HD

    The story of an apartment in Paris and the various people that occupy it over the years.

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  • 1965
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    Six in Paris

    Six in Paris

    6.426 1965 HD

    Six vignettes set in different sections of Paris, by six directors. St. Germain des Pres (Douchet), Gare du Nord (Rouch), Rue St. Denis (Pollet), and...

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  • 1969
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    The Uninvited

    The Uninvited

    5.9 1969 HD

    When her husband returns from his work abroad with a guest, a young girl, his wife suspects a liaison. She leaves her home. Her boss takes her to the...

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  • 1964
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    All About Loving

    All About Loving

    4.9 1964 HD

    Serge follows Hélène in the crowded streets of Paris and manages to seduce her. Werther takes Sophie to her dentist, Raoul, who tries...

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  • 1966
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    Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?

    Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?

    6.4 1966 HD

    In this excoriating satire of the fashion industry, Polly Maggoo is a 20-year-old Brooklyn-born fashion model in Paris, on the runway at the big...

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  • 1965
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    Montparnasse et Levallois

    Montparnasse et Levallois

    1 1965 HD

    A Canadian woman with two working class boyfriends writes letters to them, breaking off with one of them while professing her love for the other, but...

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  • 2022
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    Sidney

    Sidney

    7.808 2022 HD

    This revealing documentary honors the legendary Sidney Poitier—iconic actor, filmmaker, and civil rights activist. Featuring interviews with...

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  • 1970
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    L’estate di Joe, Liz e Richard

    L’estate di Joe, Liz e Richard

    1 1970 HD

    Shot between Sardinia, Rome, London, Paris, Baltimore and Los Angeles, the film tells of the arrival of Hollywood at Capo Caccia in 1967, when the...

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    Sidney

    Sidney

    7.808 2022 HD

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  • 1965
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    Dim Dam Dom

    Dim Dam Dom

    6 1965 HD

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