Ossie Davis's biography
Raiford Chatman Davis is 88 years old actor born at Georgia. Ossie was born on Tuesday 18th of December 1917. Ossie is often nicknamed as Ossie Davis, Raiford Chatman Davis. According to year of birth 1917 he belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 18th of December means he is Sagittarius. Sagittarius is a Fiery sign of Zodiac Belt. These people are highly learned and love to gain knowledge throughout their life.
He is native english speaker. He is black american. Ossie is citizen of United States of America. Ossie´s primary profession is to be actor. You can know him also as film director, screenwriter, stage actor, television actor, writer, film actor, film producer. He is recently known as playwright.
Ossie Davis's family
Ossie Davis's ex wife
Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee have been together since 1948 for 57 years. Ruby is known as journalist. Ossie´s ex wife was born on Friday 27th of October 1922 in Cleveland. His ex wife died on Wednesday 11th of June 2014 in New Rochelle. Ruby Dee was 97 years old, when this happened.
He has 1 son.
Ossie Davis's son: Guy Davis
Ossie Davis's son's name is Guy Davis. He is known as actor. Ossie´s son was born on Monday 12th of May 1952 in New York City.
Ossie Davis's schools
We found 2 schools Ossie attended. Complete list of schools: Howard University, Columbia University School of General Studies.
Detailed informations about Ossie´s schools
He studied high school - Center High School, Waycross, GA.
Ossie studied university - Howard University, Washington, District Of Columbia, United States (Dropped Out), Columbia University.
Ossie Davis's career
His main focus is to be actor. He is famous thanks to The Sheriff. You could see Ossie also in Do the Right Thing, Promised Land, City of Angels and many more.
Is Ossie Davis gay ?
Ossie is known to be straight.
How did Ossie Davis die
Ossie died on on Friday 4th of February 2005 when he was 88 years old at Miami. Ossie Daviss death was caused by heart failure. It happend like natural causes.
Awards and competitions
Ossie Davis's Awards
- Named to NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame with his wife, Ruby Dee, in 1989.
- Twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award: in 1958 as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) for "Jamaica", and in 1970 as co-author of the book for Best Musical nominee "Purlie".
- He and his wife Ruby Dee were awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1995 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington, D.C.
Ossie Davis's Nominations
- Ossie was nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for work The Scalphunters in 1968
- Ossie was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for work King in 1978
- Ossie was nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for work Do the Right Thing in 1989
- Ossie was nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for work The Client in 1996
- He was nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for work Get on the Bus in 1997
- He was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for work Miss Evers' Boys in 1997
- Ossie was nominated for Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for work Miss Evers' Boys in 1998
- He was nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for work Promised Land in 1999
- He was nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for work City of Angels in 2001
- Ossie was nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special for work Deacons for Defense in 2004
- He was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for work The L Word in 2005
Ossie Davis's quotes
- College ain't so much where you been as how you talk when you get back.
- Struggle is strengthening. Battling with evil gives us the power to battle evil even more.
- Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change--it can not only move us, it makes us move.
- I find, in being black, a thing of beauty: a joy; a strength; a secret cup of gladness.
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Ossie Davis's height, body shape, eye color
Lets describe how Ossie Davis looks. We will focus on Ossie´s height, body shape, eye color and hair color. Ossie is tall as 6' 3" (191 cm). Body build is average. His eyes are tinted brown - dark. His hair is shade of salt and pepper.