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OSSIE DAVIS

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Ossie Davis

Ossie Davis


Born: 18 / 12 / 1917 , Cogdell , Usa – Decede le 4 Fevrier 2005

BIOGRAPHY:

Davis was born Raiford Chatman Davis in Cogdell, Clinch County, Georgia, a son of Kince Charles Davis, a railway construction engineer, and his wife Laura (nee Cooper; July 9, 1898 – June 6, 2004). The name Ossie came from a county clerk who misheard his mother’s pronunciation of his initials “R.C.” when he was born.

So he inadvertently became “Ossie” when his mother told the courthouse clerk in Clinch County, Ga., who was filing his birth certificate that his name was R.C. Davis. Davis experienced racism from an early age when the KKK threatened to shoot his father, whose job they felt was too advanced for a black man to have.

Following the wishes of his parents, he attended Howard University but dropped out in 1939 to fulfill his desire for an acting career in New York; he later attended Columbia University School of General Studies. His acting career, which spanned eight decades, began in 1939 with the Rose McClendon Players in Harlem.

During World War II, Davis served in the United States Army in the Medical Corps. He made his film debut in 1950 in the Sidney Poitier film No Way Out.

He voiced Anansi the spider on the PBS children’s television series Sesame Street in its animation segments.






INTERVIEW:

MORE MOVIE WITH: Ossie Davis



She Hate Me
(2004)
Play: Judge Buchanan



Baadasssss!
(2003)
Play: Granddad



Deacons for Defense
(2003)
Play: Reverant Gregory



Dr Dolittle
(1998)
Play: Archer Dolittle



Miss Evers Boys
(1997)
Play: Mr. Evers



Get on the Bus
(1996)
Play: Jeremiah



Gladiator
(1992)
Play: Noah



Jungle Fever
(1991)
Play: Doctor Purify



Do the right Thing
(1989)
Play: Mr Maire



School Daze
(1988)
Play: Coach Odom



Cool Red
(1976)
Play: Ernest Motapo



Let’s Do It Again
(1975)
Play: Elder Johnson



Cotton comes to Harlem
(1970)
Play: Realisateur / Director



Slaves
(1969)
Play: Luke



Gone Are the Days!
(1963)
Play: Purlie Victorious




SERIES TV WITH: Ossie Davis


City of Angels
City of Angels
(2000)
Play: Henry, King of England


Roots: The Next Generations
Racines 2: Les nouvelles generations
(1979)
Play: Dad Jones


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