The actor was best known for roles on "Friends," "Seinfeld" and the recent HBO Max comedy, "Somebody Somewhere."
Obama presented Poitier, whose death was reported Friday, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.
The actor was famous for playing Stanford Blatch on the hit HBO show.
Her other credits include playing Cameron Diaz’s mother in “There’s Something About Mary” and appearances in the shows “The Love Boat,” “The A-Team” and “Fantasy Island.”
His many credits ranged from stage productions of “Driving Miss Daisy” and “Fences” to films like “Secret Santa” and “Miss Lettie and Me.”
The comedic, dead-pan actor and writer was known for his roles in films like "The Heartbreak Kid," "Midnight Run" and "Beethoven."
The actor reprised her beloved character multiple times in the comedy franchise.
It often takes decades for disabled actors to break into the entertainment industry. But why?
The film and television actress was best known for playing Lt. Nurse Kellye Yamato on the hit TV sitcom.
The “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" star was 91.