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Ossie Davis

Ossie Davis
photo by Carl Van Vechten, 1951
Personal information
Birth nameRaiford Chatman Davis
Birth dateDecember 18, 1917
Place of birthCogdell, Clinch County, Georgia,
United States
Date of deathFebruary 4, 2005(age 87)
Death placeMiami Beach, Florida,
United States
OccupationActor, director, poet, playwright, writer, activist
SpouseRuby Dee (1948-2005; his death)

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Ossie Davis (December 18, 1917 February 4, 2005) was an American film actor, director, poet, playwright, writer, and social activist.

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