Successful actress who often acted with husband Ossie Davis. She starred in A Raisin in the Sun in 1961.
She graduated from Hunter College with degrees in French and Spanish.
She was born in 1922. She was nominated for an Academy Award for her work in American Gangster.
She was married to singer Frankie Dee Brown from 1941 until 1945. She married Ossie Davis in 1946. They remained married until his death in 2005.
She starred alongside Denzel Washington in the film American Gangster.