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Ossie Davis

Actor / Film Director / Screenwriter / Writer / Film Producer / Playwright | * 12/18/1917 († 87, 02/04/2005) | Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Raiford Chatman "Ossie" Davis (December 18, 1917 – February 4, 2005) was an American film, television and Broadway actor, director, poet, playwright, author, and civil rights activist. He was married to Ruby Dee (died June 11, 2014), with whom he frequently performed, until his death. He and his wife were named to the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame; were awarded the National Medal of Arts and were recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors. He was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1994. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Ossie Davis

National Medal of Arts Marian Anderson Award Daytime Emmy Award James Parks Morton Interfaith Award NAACP Image Award – Hall of Fame Award NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture 2x NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award Kennedy Center Honors Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Paul Robeson Award Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Tony Award for Best Musical Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture 3x NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Performance in a Youth/children's Series or Special NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-series or Dramatic Special Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album

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Movies with Ossie Davis as Actor(70)

as himself2005 The Peace!
as Granddad2004 Baadasssss!
as Lorenzo DuFau2004 Proud
as Reverend 'Rev' Gregory2003 Deacons for Defense
as Jack2002 Bubba Ho-tep
as Julius (voice)2001 The Legend of the Candy Cane
as Jean-Jacques2001 Feast of All Saints
as Yar (voice)2000 Dinosaur
as Alexander Billman1999 A Vow To Cherish
as Mordecai1999 The Soul Collector
as Buck McHenry1999 Finding Buck McHenry
as Too Tall1999 The Secret Path
as Archer Dolittle1998 Doctor Dolittle
as Juror 21997 12 Angry Men
as Himself - Actor and Playwright1997 4 Little Girls
as Mr. Evers1997 Miss Evers' Boys
as Midge Carter1996 I'm Not Rappaport
as Jeremiah1996 Get on the Bus
as Dr. Winston1995 The Android Affair
as Harry Roosevelt1994 The Client
as Grandfather1993 The Ernest Green Story
as Chuck1993 Grumpy Old Men
as Noah1992 Gladiator
as Reverend Purify1991 Jungle Fever
as Marshall1990 Joe Versus the Volcano
as Da Mayor1989 Do the Right Thing
as Coach Odom1988 School Daze
as Capt. Harry Moradian1985 Avenging Angel
as Raymond1984 Harry & Son
as Dr. Sanders1984 The House of God
as Blaine Whitfield1980 All God's Children
as Captain John Geiberger1979 Hot Stuff
as Narrator1979 Freedom Road
as Dr. Fredericks1977 Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid
as Reed1976 The Tenth Level
as Ernest Motapo1976 Countdown at Kusini
as Elder Johnson1975 Let's Do It Again
as Eulogy (voice)1972 Malcolm X
as Luke1969 Slaves
as Jed Hooker1969 Sam Whiskey
as Charles Carter1969 Teacher, Teacher
as Osmond Portifoy1969 Night Gallery
as Joseph Lee1968 The Scalphunters
as Narrator1968 Still a Brother
as Lt. Wagner1967 The Outsider
as Nelson Davis1966 A Man Called Adam
as Jacko King1965 The Hill
as Jason King (archival footage)1965 The Sun... the Sand... the Hill
as Jason King (archive footage)1965 The Sun... the Sand... the Hill
as Father Gillis1963 The Cardinal
as Reverend Purlie Victorious Judson1963 Gone Are the Days!
as Cab Driver (uncredited)1951 Fourteen Hours
as John Brooks (uncredited)1950 No Way Out

TV Shows/Series with Ossie Davis as Actor(22)

as Narrator (voice)1997 Thomas Jefferson
as Erasmus Jones1996 Promised Land
1995 JAG
as Erasmus Jones1994 Touched by an Angel
as Voice1994 Baseball
as Parson Dick1993 Alex Haley's Queen
as Ponder Blue1990 Evening Shade
as himself1986 American Masters
as Rev. Martin Luther King Sr.1978 King
as Judge Richard Farris1975 King of Kensington

Movies with Ossie Davis as Crew(9)

Writing/Writer1981 Purlie
Directing/Director1976 Countdown at Kusini
Directing/Director1973 Gordon's War
Directing/Director1972 Black Girl
Directing/Director1970 Cotton Comes to Harlem
Writing/Screenplay1970 Cotton Comes to Harlem
Directing/Director1970 Kongi's Harvest
Writing/Writer1963 Gone Are the Days!

TV Shows/Series with Ossie Davis as Crew(1)

Writing/Writer1963 East Side/West Side

Full Name: Raiford Chatman Davis
Born: Tuesday, 12/18 1917 (December) in Georgia
Died: Friday, 02/04 2005 (February) in Miami (aged: 87)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: French (FR)
Educated at: Howard University, Columbia University School of Engineering
Spouses (current/former): Ruby Dee
Children: Guy Davis
Ossie Davis frequently works together with these people:
Spike Lee (19x, Crew)
Ruby Dee (19x, Actress)
Alfre Woodard (6x, Actress)
Samuel L. Jackson (5x, Actor)
Richard Thomas (5x, Actor)
Ken Burns (5x, Crew)
Harold Gould (5x, Actor)
Ilene Chaiken (5x, Crew)
Nancy Malone (5x, Cast)
George Voskovec (5x, Actor)
John Erman (5x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2395, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 07/27/2020