Ossie Davis

Ossie Davis

Performer, Source Material, Writer

Tony Award-nominated actor-writer Ossie Davis, an icon of 20th century African-American theatre, was found dead Feb. 4, 2005, in his hotel room in Miami, where he was filming a movie, according to the Associated Press. Mr. Davis was 87, and was often mentioned in the same breath with his wife, actress Ruby Dee, who survives him. The pair received the Kennedy Center Honor in 2004 for their life's work.

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  • Born: Dec 18, 1917 in Cogdell, GA, USA
  • Death: Feb 4, 2005 in Miami, Florida


Tony Award
1958 Featured Actor in a Musical Jamaica Nominee