Washington, United States of America
SIDNEY POITIER AND WIFE ARIVE FOR STATE DEPARTMENT GALA DINNER.
Academy Award winning actor Sidney Poitier, joking with the media while
covering his name badge, and his wife Joanna arrive at the U.S. State
Department for a gala dinner to honor the 2002 Kennedy Center Honorees,
December 7, 2002. This year's winners, honored for their lifetime
contributions to American culture through the performing arts are
actress Elizabeth Taylor, singer Paul Simon, actor James Earl Jones,
musical theatre actress Chita Rivera and conductor James Levine.
Poitier is a past honoree, from the 1998 awards. REUTERS/Mike Theiler