Ossie Davis

Ossie Davis
1917 - 2005

Ossie Davis  American Actor


Ossie Davis (born Raiford Chatman Davis; December 18, 1917 – February 4, 2005) was an American film, television and Broadway actor, director, poet, playwright, author, and social activist....

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Longest Relationship57 yrs
Shortest Relationship57 yrs
Average Relationship Length57 yrs
First Name Ossie
Last Name Davis
Full Name at Birth Raiford Chatman Davis
Age 87 (age at death) years
Birthday 18th December, 1917
Birthplace Cogdell, Georgia, United States
Died 4th February, 2005
Place of Death Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Cause of Death Heart Failure
Height 6' 3" (191 cm)
Build Average
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
High School Center High School, Waycross, GA
University Howard University, Washington, District Of Columbia, United States (Dropped Out), Columbia University
Occupation Text Film, Television And Broadway Actor, Director, Poet, Playwright, Author, And Social Activist.
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame The Sheriff
Year(s) Active 1939–2005
Official Websites www.nndb.com/people/215/000042089/
Father Kince Charles Davis
Mother Laura Cooper Davis
Friend Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, Melvin Van Peebles, Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Gordon Parks
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Deacons for Defense2005 Reverend 'Rev' Gregory TV Movie
Proud2004 Lorenzo DuFau Movie
She Hate Me2004 Judge Buchanan Movie
The L Word2004 Melvin Porter TV Show
Baadasssss!2003 Granddad Movie
BubbaHo-Tep2002 Jack Movie
Presidio Med2002 Otis Clayton TV Show
Feast of All Saints2001 Jean-Jacques TV Movie
Philly2001 Gilbert Willoughby TV Show
Legend of the Candy Cane2001 Julius (voice) TV Movie
Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Ghost of Christmas Eve2001 Movie
Dinosaur2000 Yar Movie
Here's to Life!2000 Duncan Cox Movie
Finding Buck McHenry2000 Buck McHenry TV Movie
City of Angels2000 Henry, King of England, Henry Charles TV Show
J.C. Leyendecker: The Great American Illustrator2000 Narrator TV Movie
A Vow to Cherish1999 Alexander Billman TV Movie
The Secret Path1999 Too Tall TV Movie
The Soul Collector1999 Mordecai TV Movie
Third Watch1999 Mr. Parker TV Show
The Ghosts of Christmas Eve1999 The Caretaker TV Movie
Doctor Dolittle1998 Archer Dolittle Movie
Alyson's Closet1998 Postman Extraordinaire Short Film
12 Angry Men1997 Juror #2 TV Movie
Miss Evers' Boys1997 Mr. Evers TV Movie
The Protector1997 TV Show
Get on the Bus1996 Jeremiah Movie
I'm Not Rappaport1996 Midge Carter Movie
Cosby1996 Fred TV Show
Promised Land1996 Erasmus Jones TV Show
Home of the Brave1996 Erasmus Jones TV Movie
The Android Affair1995 Dr. Winston TV Movie
JAG1995 Terrence Minnerly TV Show
The Client1995 Judge Harry Roosevelt TV Show
Ray Alexander: A Menu for Murder1995 Uncle Phil TV Movie
The Client1994 Harry Roosevelt Movie
The Stand1994 Judge Richard Farris TV Show
Touched by an Angel1994 Erasmus Jones TV Show
Ray Alexander: A Taste for Justice1994 Uncle Phil TV Movie
The Great Battles of the Civil War1994 W. H. Carney (voice) TV Show
Cop and ½1993 Detective in Squad Room Movie
Grumpy Old Men1993 Chuck Movie
Queen1993 Parson Dick TV Show
The Ernest Green Story1993 Grandfather TV Movie
Gladiator1992 Noah Movie
Malcolm X1992 Eulogy Performer (voice) Movie
Lincoln1992 Frederick Douglas TV Movie
Jungle Fever1991 The Good Reverend Doctor Purify Movie
Joe Versus the Volcano1990 Marshall Movie
Evening Shade1990 Ponder Blue TV Show
We'll Take Manhattan1990 Man in Subway TV Movie
Do the Right Thing1989 Da Mayor Movie
B.L. Stryker1989 Oz TV Show
The Red Shoes1989 Narrator, Alphonse (voice) TV Show
School Daze1988 Coach Odom Movie
Avenging Angel1985 Captain Harry Moradian Movie
Harry & Son1984 Raymond Movie
The House of God1984 Dr. Sanders Movie
Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige1981 Chuffy Russell TV Movie
Ossie and Ruby!1980 Co-host (1980-81) TV Show
All God's Children1980 Blaine Whitfield TV Movie
Hot Stuff1979 Captain John Geiberger Movie
Freedom Road1979 Narrator TV Movie
Roots: The Next Generations1979 Dad Jones TV Show
King1978 Rev. Martin Luther King Sr. TV Show
Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid1977 Dr. Fredericks TV Movie
The Tenth Level1976 Reed TV Movie
Cool Red1976 Ernest Motapo Movie
Let's Do It Again1975 Elder Johnson Movie
NBC Special Treat1975 Mr. Elgin TV Show
The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People1973 TV Show
The Sheriff1971 James Lucas TV Movie
Sam Whiskey1969 Jed Hooker Movie
Slaves1969 Luke Movie
Love, American Style1969 TV Show
Night Gallery1969 Osmund Portifoy TV Show
Teacher, Teacher1969 Charles Carter TV Movie
The Scalphunters1968 Joseph Lee Movie
Hawaii Five-O1968 Ramon Borelle TV Show
The Name of the Game1968 Kubani TV Show
N.Y.P.D.1967 Dempsey TV Show
The Outsider1967 Lt. Wagner TV Movie
A Man Called Adam1966 Nelson Davis Movie
The Hill1965 Jacko King Movie
Run for Your Life1965 Sgt. Dave Corbett, Dave Corbett, Frankie Morton TV Show
Shock Treatment1964 Capshaw Movie
12 O'Clock High1964 Major Glenn Luke TV Show
Slattery's People1964 Jack Phillips TV Show
Gone Are the Days!1963 Reverend Purlie Victorious Judson Movie
The Cardinal1963 Father Gillis Movie
The Fugitive1963 Lt. Johnny Gaines TV Show
The Great Adventure1963 John Ross TV Show
The Doctors and the Nurses1962 Dr. Farmer TV Show
Seven Times Monday1962 Will TV Movie
Car 54, Where Are You?1961 Officer Omar Anderson, Omar, Officer Omar TV Show
The Defenders1961 District Attorney TV Show
John Brown's Raid1960 Dangerfield Newby TV Movie
CBS Repertoire Workshop1960 TV Show
Bonanza1959 Sam Davis TV Show
Play of the Week1959 Will TV Show
Playhouse 901956 TV Show
The Emperor Jones1955 Brutus Jones TV Movie
The Joe Louis Story1953 Bob (uncredited) Movie
Fourteen Hours1951 Cab Driver (uncredited) Movie
No Way Out1950 John Brooks Movie
Kraft Theatre1947 The Emperor Jones TV Show
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    amanda cruzFeb 8, 2008

    hey cutie

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