Ossie Davis

American actor, director, poet, playwright, writer, and social activist

Ossie Davis (born Raiford Chatman Davis; December 18, 1917 – February 4, 2005) was an American movie, television and Broadway actor, director, poet, playwright, author, and social activist.[1][2][3] He was known for his role as Yar in the 2000 animated movie Dinosaur. He was married to actress Ruby Dee.

Ossie Davis
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Born
Raiford Chatman Davis

(1917-12-18)December 18, 1917
DiedFebruary 4, 2005(2005-02-04) (aged 87)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
OccupationActor, director, poet, playwright, author, activist
Years active1939–2005
Spouse(s)Ruby Dee
(m. 1948–2005; his death)
ChildrenGuy Davis
Nora Davis Day
Hasna Muhammad

Davis died in Miami, Florida from heart disease, aged 87.[4]

FilmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ossie Davis – Awards IMDB. 2012. Retrieved March 17, 2012
  2. Ossie Davis Television Credits Official Website of Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee. 2012. Retrieved March 17, 2012
  3. Books Official Website of Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee. 2012. Retrieved March 17, 2012
  4. Richard Severo; Douglas Martin (5 February 2005). "Ossie Davis, Actor, Writer and Eloquent Champion of Racial Justice, Is Dead at 87". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-02-06.

Other websitesEdit

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