Star Fishburne bows to idol Poitier

“I saw Sidney Poitier in the audience about two minutes into the show, and that’s when I started to sweat!” said Laurence Fishburne, star of “Thurgood,” at the Geffen Playhouse. Playing Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall before the July 7 opening-night aud, Fishburne especially reveled in kudos from his Hollywood idol.

“It was extraordinary,” Poitier raved. “And it brought back incredible memories for those of us who were there and remember the struggle for civil rights in America.”

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