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Ossie Davis

Ossie Davis was born on December 18, 1917 in Cogdell, Georgia, USA as Raiford Chatman Davis. He was an actor and writer, known for Doctor Dolittle (1998), Do the Right Thing (1989) and Bubba Ho-Tep (2002). He was married to Ruby Dee. He died on February 4, 2005 in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.

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Dec 18, 1917 In Cogdell, Georgia, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Sun... the Sand... the Hill.
Latest Project:
Series XXI Century 2016-03-06

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 14 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Dinosaur
Poster of Do the Right Thing
Poster of Doctor Dolittle
Poster of Bubba Ho-Tep
Series XXI Century Unknown 2016-03-06
Movie American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs Unknown 2013
Series Democracy Now! Unknown 2011
Movie For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots Unknown 2010
Series P.O.V. Unknown 2010
Movie Three Days to Vegas Unknown 2007
Series Cinemassacre's Monster Madness Unknown 2007-10-01
Movie Segregating the Greatest Generation Himself 2006-02-01
Series Tony Brown's Journal Unknown 2005
Movie The Black Movie Awards Unknown 2005
Movie The Struggle Unknown 2005
Movie Unstoppable: Conversation with Melvin Van Peebles, Gordon Parks, and Ossie Davis Unknown 2005
Movie Romare Bearden at the High Unknown 2005
Movie Making of 'King' Unknown 2005
Movie The History Makers Unknown 2005
Movie The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 2005-09-18
Movie The 77th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 2005
Series Character Studies Unknown 2005-04-06
Series Book TV Unknown 2005
Movie By Any Means Necessary: The Making of 'Malcolm X' Unknown 2005
Movie 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 2005
Movie The Peace! DVD Unknown 2005
Movie The Civil Rights Movement Unknown 2005
Movie A Trumpet at the Walls of Jericho Unknown 2005
Movie Baadasssss! Granddad 2005-03-17
Movie Macked, Hammered, Slaughtered and Shafted Unknown 2004
Movie Emmy's Greatest Moments Unknown 2004
Movie Making of 'Bubba Ho-tep' Unknown 2004
Movie Proud Unknown 2004
Series A Wealth of Wisdom Unknown 2004
Movie Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem Himself 2004-06-19
Series Tavis Smiley Unknown 2004-01-05
Series The L Word Unknown 2004-01-18
Movie TV in Black: The First Fifty Years Unknown 2004-01-20
Movie She Hate Me Unknown 2004-07-30
Movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Himself - Honoree 2004-12-21
Movie The Story Behind Baadasssss!: The Birth of Black Cinema Himself 2004-09-14
Movie Deacons for Defense Unknown 2003
Movie 2003 Trumpet Awards Unknown 2003
Movie Beah: A Black Woman Speaks Unknown 2003
Movie Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives Unknown 2003
Movie Spike Lee's '25th Hour': The Evolution of an American Filmmaker Unknown 2003
Movie Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property Unknown 2003
Movie The Last Poets Unknown 2002
Movie Bubba Ho-Tep Unknown 2002
Movie Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television Unknown 2002
Series Intimate Portrait Unknown 2002
Movie Broadway Legends Unknown 2002
Series Presidio Med Unknown 2002-09-24
Movie Why Can't We Be a Family Again? Unknown 2002
Movie School's Out: Self-taught Artists Unknown 2002
Movie The Tuskegee Airmen Unknown 2002
Movie Hughes' Dream Harlem Unknown 2002
Movie An Evening with Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee Unknown 2002
Movie That's Black Entertainment: Westerns Unknown 2002
Movie Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Ghost of Christmas Eve Unknown 2001
Movie Voice of the Voiceless Himself 2001
Movie 7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 2001-03-11
Movie Legend of the Candy Cane Unknown 2001
Series Philly Unknown 2001-10-09
Movie Freedom Never Dies: The Legacy of Harry T. Moore Unknown 2001
Movie We Shall Not Be Moved Unknown 2001
Series Christianity: The First Two Thousand Years Unknown 2001
Movie Feast of All Saints Unknown 2001-11-11
Movie Dinosaur Unknown 2000-05-19
Movie Finding Buck McHenry Unknown 2000
Movie J.C. Leyendecker: The Great American Illustrator Unknown 2000
Movie Here's to Life! Unknown 2000
Series City of Angels Unknown 2000-01-16
Movie The Gospel According to Mr. Allen Unknown 2000
Movie The Secret Path Unknown 1999
Movie 30th NAACP Image Awards Unknown 1999
Movie Tuskegee Airmen: American Heroes Unknown 1999
Series The Century: America's Time Unknown 1999
Series Independent Lens Unknown 1999-08-09
Movie Neighborhoods: The Hidden Cities of San Francisco - The Fillmore Unknown 1999
Series The Directors Himself 1999-03-02
Series Third Watch Unknown 1999-09-26
Movie The Soul Collector Unknown 1999
Movie The Unfinished Journey Unknown 1999
Movie The Ghosts of Christmas Eve Unknown 1999
Movie A Vow to Cherish Unknown 1999
Series Great Books Unknown 1998
Movie Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist Unknown 1998
Movie Alyson's Closet Unknown 1998
Movie NY TV: By the People Who Made It - Part I & II Unknown 1998
Movie Small Steps, Big Strides: The Black Experience in Hollywood Unknown 1998
Movie Doctor Dolittle Unknown 1998
Movie Thomas Jefferson Unknown 1997
Movie Jackie Robinson: Breaking Barriers Unknown 1997
Movie Miss Evers' Boys Unknown 1997
Movie 4 Little Girls Unknown 1997-07-09
Series The Protector Unknown 1997
Movie 12 Angry Men Unknown 1997
Movie Walter Matthau: Diamond in the Rough Unknown 1997
Series The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1997
Movie Ripper Unknown 1996
Movie Home of the Brave Unknown 1996
Series Promised Land Unknown 1996-09-17
Series Cosby Unknown 1996-09-16
Movie Get on the Bus Jeremiah 1996-10-16
Movie Celebrate the Dream: 50 Years of Ebony Magazine Himself 1996-11-28
Movie I'm Not Rappaport Midge Carter 1996-12-24
Series The West None 1996-09-15
Series The Rosie O'Donnell Show Unknown 1996-06-10
Movie Mississippi, America Unknown 1996
Series VH1 Legends Unknown 1996
Movie Dramatic Moments in Black Sports History Unknown 1995
Movie The Android Affair Unknown 1995
Series The Client Unknown 1995
Series JAG Unknown 1995-09-23
Movie Ray Alexander: A Menu for Murder Unknown 1995
Movie Arthur Ashe: Citizen of the World Unknown 1994
Movie 26th NAACP Image Awards Unknown 1994
Series Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
Movie The 48th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1994-06-12
Movie The Client Harry Roosevelt 1994-07-20
Movie The African Burial Ground: An American Discovery Himself - Narrator 1994-04-01
Series Baseball Various / ... 1994-09-18
Movie Ray Alexander: A Taste for Justice Unknown 1994
Series American Masters Unknown 1994
Series The Great Battles of the Civil War Unknown 1994
Series The Stand Unknown 1994-05-08
Movie Cop & ½ Unknown 1993
Series Queen Unknown 1993
Movie The Ernest Green Story Unknown 1993
Series The Great Depression Unknown 1993
Movie Grumpy Old Men Unknown 1993
Movie Gladiator Unknown 1992
Movie Malcolm X Unknown 1992-11-18
Movie The Real Malcolm X Unknown 1992
Movie Lincoln Unknown 1992
Movie Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker Unknown 1991
Series The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1991-08-25
Series Charlie Rose Unknown 1991-09-30
Movie Michael Landon: Memories with Laughter and Love Unknown 1991
Movie Jungle Fever Unknown 1991
Movie Hands Upon the Heart Unknown 1991
Series Evening Shade Unknown 1990-09-21
Series B.L. Stryker Unknown 1990
Movie Joe Versus the Volcano Unknown 1990
Movie 22nd NAACP Image Awards Unknown 1990
Movie We'll Take Manhattan Unknown 1990
Movie The Red Shoes Unknown 1990
Movie Do the Right Thing Da Mayor 1989-07-21
Movie Making 'Do the Right Thing' Himself 1989-11-03
Series The Arsenio Hall Show Unknown 1989-01-03
Series American Experience Unknown 1988-10-04
Movie School Daze Unknown 1988-02-12
Movie Crown Dick Unknown 1987
Series Biography Unknown 1987-04-06
Movie Sesame Street: Bedtime Stories and Songs Narrator 1986
Series Ebony/Jet Showcase Unknown 1986
Series The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986-09-08
Movie Avenging Angel Unknown 1985
Movie The House of God Dr. Sanders 1984
Series A Walk Through the 20th Century with Bill Moyers Unknown 1984
Movie A Celebration of Life: A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. Unknown 1984
Movie Harry & Son Unknown 1984
Series Reading Rainbow Unknown 1983-06-06
Series American Playhouse Unknown 1982-01-12
Series Ossie and Ruby! Unknown 1982
Movie Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige Unknown 1981
Movie Purlie Unknown 1981
Movie Death of a Prophet Unknown 1981
Movie All God's Children Unknown 1980
Series Roots: The Next Generations Unknown 1979
Movie Freedom Road Narrator 1979-10-29
Movie Hot Stuff Unknown 1979
Series King Unknown 1978
Movie Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid Unknown 1977
Series The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People Unknown 1976
Movie The Tenth Level Unknown 1976
Series NBC Special Treat Unknown 1976
Movie Cool Red Unknown 1976
Movie Let's Do It Again Unknown 1975
Movie Black Shadows on the Silver Screen Unknown 1975
Movie Wattstax Unknown 1973-09-16
Movie Gordon's War Unknown 1973
Series Night Gallery Unknown 1973
Movie Malcolm X Unknown 1972
Movie Black Girl Unknown 1972
Movie The Sheriff Unknown 1971
Movie Cotton Comes to Harlem Unknown 1970
Series Actor's Choice Unknown 1970
Movie Kongi's Harvest Unknown 1970
Series Zur Nacht Unknown 1970
Series He Said, She Said Unknown 1969-09-15
Series The David Frost Show Unknown 1969-07-07
Movie Teacher, Teacher Unknown 1969
Movie Slaves Unknown 1969
Movie The Fall Unknown 1969
Series Black Journal Unknown 1969
Series Love, American Style Unknown 1969-09-29
Movie Sam Whiskey Unknown 1969
Series The Merv Griffin Show Unknown 1968
Series What's My Line? Unknown 1968-09-09
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-26
Series The Name of the Game Unknown 1968-09-20
Movie The Scalphunters Unknown 1968
Movie The Outsider Unknown 1967
Series N.Y.P.D. Unknown 1967-09-05
Series Run for Your Life Unknown 1967
Movie A Man Called Adam Unknown 1966
Movie The Sun... the Sand... the Hill. Unknown 1965
Movie The Hill Unknown 1965
Series The Doctors and the Nurses Unknown 1964
Series The Fugitive Unknown 1964
Movie Freedom Spectacular Unknown 1964-05-14
Series 12 O'Clock High Unknown 1964-09-18
Series Slattery's People Unknown 1964
Movie Shock Treatment Unknown 1964
Movie Gone Are the Days! Unknown 1963
Series East Side/West Side Unknown 1963-09-23
Movie The Cardinal Unknown 1963
Series The Great Adventure Unknown 1963
Series Look Up and Live Unknown 1962
Series Accent on an American Summer Unknown 1962
Series The Defenders Unknown 1962
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Movie The 16th Annual Tony Awards Himself - Presenter 1962-04-29
Movie Seven Times Monday Unknown 1962
Series Car 54, Where Are You? Unknown 1961
Series Bonanza Unknown 1961
Series CBS Repertoire Workshop Unknown 1960
Series The Shari Lewis Show Unknown 1960-10-01
Movie John Brown's Raid Unknown 1960
Series To Tell the Truth Unknown 1960
Series Play of the Week Unknown 1959
Series The Price Is Right Unknown 1956
Series Playhouse 90 Unknown 1956-10-04
Movie The Emperor Jones Unknown 1955
Movie The Joe Louis Story Unknown 1953
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14
Movie Fourteen Hours Unknown 1951
Movie No Way Out Unknown 1950
Series Kraft Theatre Unknown 1948