Through his groundbreaking roles and singular talent, Sidney Poitier epitomized dignity and grace, revealing the power of movies to bring us closer together. He also opened doors for a generation of actors. Michelle and I send our love to his family and legion of fans.

@BarackObama "If I'm remembered for having done a few good things, and if my presence here has sparked some good energies, that's plenty." ~ Sidney Poitier

@BarackObama I'll never forget this as long as I live. ♥️♥️♥️♥️

@TheDarkNight090 @BarackObama "To Sir With Love" I read the book in high school and had to watch the movie

@_daveyH @BarackObama We know Ambassador Poitier had many honors bestowed upon him.From Academy Awards to Knight Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II but I am quite certain none gave him more Pride than receiving this from President Obama. Rip Sir Sidney!

@BarackObama @ToddandErin I'm watching Lilies of the Field right now. I don't think I ever got around to it.