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Ossie Davis

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Birthday
18, 1917
Birthplace
Cogdell, GA
Death Date
Feb 4, 2005 (87)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
18, 1917
Birthplace
Cogdell, GA
Death Date
Feb 4, 2005 (87)

About

African American actor who appeared in films with wife Ruby Dee. He was accepted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame in 1995.

Before Fame

He attended Howard University and Columbia University.

Trivia

He attended Columbia University and went on to have an acting career that spanned seven decades.

Family Life

As a child, his family faced threats from the KKK due to his father's position as a railway construction engineer.

Associated With

He became one of the few notable African American directors of his generation along with Gordon Parks.

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