Ossie Davis

Ossie Davis
1917 - 2005

Ossie Davis  American Actor


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Ossie Davis passed away on 4th Feb 2005 aged 87.


Ossie Davis was previously married to Ruby Dee (1948 - 2005).


American Actor Ossie Davis passed away on 4th Feb 2005 Miami Beach, Florida, United States aged 87. Born Raiford Chatman Davis on 18th December, 1917 in Cogdell, Georgia, United States and educated at Center High School, Waycross, GA, Ossie Davis is most remembered for The Sheriff in a career that spanned 1939–2005. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Ossie Davis was in an on-screen matchup with Della Reese in The Secret Path (1999).

Ossie Davis is a member of the following lists: American Theater Hall of Fame inductees, African-Americans' civil rights activists and Columbia University School of General Studies alumni.


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Married1 57 years, 1 month - -
Total1 57 years, 1 month - -


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

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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Ossie Davis87 SagittariusActor
Ruby Dee91 ScorpioActress


Deacons for Defense2005Reverend 'Rev' GregoryTV Movie
Proud2004Lorenzo DuFauMovie
She Hate Me2004Judge BuchananMovie
The L Word2004Melvin PorterTV Show
Presidio Med2002Otis ClaytonTV Show
Feast of All Saints2001Jean-JacquesTV Movie
Philly2001Gilbert WilloughbyTV Show
Legend of the Candy Cane2001Julius (voice)TV Movie
Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Ghost of Christmas Eve2001Movie
Here's to Life!2000Duncan CoxMovie
Finding Buck McHenry2000Buck McHenryTV Movie
City of Angels2000Henry, King of England, Henry CharlesTV Show
J.C. Leyendecker: The Great American Illustrator2000NarratorTV Movie
A Vow to Cherish1999Alexander BillmanTV Movie
The Secret Path1999Too TallTV Movie
The Soul Collector1999MordecaiTV Movie
Third Watch1999Mr. ParkerTV Show
The Ghosts of Christmas Eve1999The CaretakerTV Movie
Doctor Dolittle1998Archer DolittleMovie
Alyson's Closet1998Postman ExtraordinaireShort Film
12 Angry Men1997Juror #2TV Movie
Miss Evers' Boys1997Mr. EversTV Movie
The Protector1997TV Show
Get on the Bus1996JeremiahMovie
I'm Not Rappaport1996Midge CarterMovie
Cosby1996FredTV Show
Promised Land1996Erasmus JonesTV Show
Home of the Brave1996Erasmus JonesTV Movie
The Android Affair1995Dr. WinstonTV Movie
JAG1995Terrence MinnerlyTV Show
The Client1995Judge Harry RooseveltTV Show
Ray Alexander: A Menu for Murder1995Uncle PhilTV Movie
The Client1994Harry RooseveltMovie
The Stand1994Judge Richard FarrisTV Show
Touched by an Angel1994Erasmus JonesTV Show
Ray Alexander: A Taste for Justice1994Uncle PhilTV Movie
The Great Battles of the Civil War1994W. H. Carney (voice)TV Show
Cop and ½1993Detective in Squad RoomMovie
Grumpy Old Men1993ChuckMovie
Queen1993Parson DickTV Show
The Ernest Green Story1993GrandfatherTV Movie
Malcolm X1992Eulogy Performer (voice)Movie
Lincoln1992Frederick DouglasTV Movie
Jungle Fever1991The Good Reverend Doctor PurifyMovie
Joe Versus the Volcano1990MarshallMovie
Evening Shade1990Ponder BlueTV Show
We'll Take Manhattan1990Man in SubwayTV Movie
Do the Right Thing1989Da MayorMovie
B.L. Stryker1989OzTV Show
The Red Shoes1989Narrator, Alphonse (voice)TV Show
School Daze1988Coach OdomMovie
Avenging Angel1985Captain Harry MoradianMovie
Harry & Son1984RaymondMovie
The House of God1984Dr. SandersMovie
Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige1981Chuffy RussellTV Movie
Ossie and Ruby!1980Co-host (1980-81)TV Show
All God's Children1980Blaine WhitfieldTV Movie
Hot Stuff1979Captain John GeibergerMovie
Freedom Road1979NarratorTV Movie
Roots: The Next Generations1979Dad JonesTV Show
King1978Rev. Martin Luther King Sr.TV Show
Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid1977Dr. FredericksTV Movie
The Tenth Level1976ReedTV Movie
Cool Red1976Ernest MotapoMovie
Let's Do It Again1975Elder JohnsonMovie
NBC Special Treat1975Mr. ElginTV Show
The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People1973TV Show
The Sheriff1971James LucasTV Movie
Sam Whiskey1969Jed HookerMovie
Love, American Style1969TV Show
Night Gallery1969Osmund PortifoyTV Show
Teacher, Teacher1969Charles CarterTV Movie
The Scalphunters1968Joseph LeeMovie
Hawaii Five-O1968Ramon BorelleTV Show
The Name of the Game1968KubaniTV Show
N.Y.P.D.1967DempseyTV Show
The Outsider1967Lt. WagnerTV Movie
A Man Called Adam1966Nelson DavisMovie
The Hill1965Jacko KingMovie
Run for Your Life1965Sgt. Dave Corbett, Dave Corbett, Frankie MortonTV Show
Shock Treatment1964CapshawMovie
12 O'Clock High1964Major Glenn LukeTV Show
Slattery's People1964Jack PhillipsTV Show
Gone Are the Days!1963Reverend Purlie Victorious JudsonMovie
The Cardinal1963Father GillisMovie
The Fugitive1963Lt. Johnny GainesTV Show
The Great Adventure1963John RossTV Show
The Doctors and the Nurses1962Dr. FarmerTV Show
Seven Times Monday1962WillTV Movie
Car 54, Where Are You?1961Officer Omar Anderson, Omar, Officer OmarTV Show
The Defenders1961District AttorneyTV Show
John Brown's Raid1960Dangerfield NewbyTV Movie
CBS Repertoire Workshop1960FatherTV Show
Bonanza1959Sam DavisTV Show
Play of the Week1959WillTV Show
Playhouse 901956TV Show
The Emperor Jones1955Brutus JonesTV Movie
The Joe Louis Story1953Bob (uncredited)Movie
Fourteen Hours1951Cab Driver (uncredited)Movie
No Way Out1950John BrooksMovie
Kraft Theatre1947The Emperor JonesTV Show
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amanda cruzFeb 8, 2008

hey cutie

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