(1925 – 2002) American actor, starred as police chief Bill Gillespie opposite Sidney Poitier in the film In the Heat of the Night which won him the Academy Award for Best Actor. Signed check ‘Rodney Steven Steiger’ in blue ink, check for $149.73 to Vernon & Vernon, 8 x 3.75 in., June 11, 1958, check no. 956 drawn on the account of Rodney Steven Steiger at Security-First National Bank in Los Angeles, California. Matted with a 9 x 7.5 in. b/w photograph to 18 x 14 in. Ready for framing.