THIS IS AN AUTHENTICALLY AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO BY SIDNEY POITIER..
THIS IS A 8 INCH BY 10 INCH BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO SIGNED BY SIDNEY POITIER. CONDITION OF THE PHOTO AND AUTOGRAPH IS VERY GOOD.
Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE (pronounced /ˈpwɑːtie:/; born February 20, 1927) is an Oscar-, Golden Globe-, BAFTA- and Grammy award-winning Bahamian-American actor, film director, author, and diplomat. He broke through as a star in acclaimed performances in American films and plays, which, by consciously defying racial stereotyping, gave a new dramatic credibility for black actors to mainstream film audiences in the Western world. 
In 1963, Poitier became the first black man to win the Academy Award for Best Actor—for his role in Lilies of the Field. The significance of this achievement was later bolstered in 1967 when he starred in three very well received films—To Sir, With Love; In the Heat of the Night; and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner—making him the top box office star of that year.
Poitier has directed a number of popular movies such as Uptown Saturday Night, and Let's Do It Again (with friend Bill Cosby), and Stir Crazy (starring Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder). In 2002, 38 years after receiving the Best Actor Award, Poitier was chosen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to receive the Honorary Award, designated "To Sidney Poitier in recognition of his remarkable accomplishments as an artist and as a human being."
Since 1997 he has been the Bahamian ambassador to Japan.