February 04, 2005

Ossie Davis dies at age 87

Always dignified regardless of the role, Hollywood lost a major star today. Go read the article, it has an excellent summary of his life and body of work.

Davis, who wrote, acted, directed and produced for the theater and Hollywood, was a central figure among black performers of the last five decades. He and [wife and actress Ruby] Dee celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1998 with the publication of a dual autobiography, "In This Life Together."

He was also more than an entertainer. Ossie Davis was a civil rights activist from the earliest days, and he delivered the eulogy at the funeral of his friend Malcolm X.

Posted by Ted at February 4, 2005 02:27 PM
Category: Cult Flicks

My favorite role of his: the limo driver in Joe Vs. the Volcano. He had this great presence.

Posted by: Keith at February 4, 2005 03:55 PM

John Vernon just passed away,too--now who's going to give out the Double Secret Probations?

Posted by: Susie at February 4, 2005 11:41 PM
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