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Biography
Parents wanted their son to get a normal higher education; He tried to fulfill their desire by enrolling in Howard University, but in 1939 he dropped out of school and concentrated on acting in New York; He later decided to finish the work and go to the University of Colombia.
Was born Ossie – then another Rayford Chetman Davis – in Cogdella, Clinch County, Georgia, in the family of railway engineer Kins Charles Davis and his wife Laura Davis (Cooper). His name – Ossie – he owes the error of one of the clerks-registrars – he misinterpreted the names of the mother of Davis called ‘Ar-C’ (R.C.)
Parents wanted their son to get a normal higher education; He tried to fulfill their desire by enrolling in Howard University, but in 1939 he dropped out of school and concentrated on acting in New York; He later decided to finish the work and go to the University of Colombia.
Acting career Ossi after its inception in 1939 lasted seven decades. Davis made his debut in the production of Rose McLendon’s “Players” (“Players”) in Harlem. On the screen, Ossi first appeared in 1950, in the film of the cult director Sidney Poitier ‘No way out’. Also, Ossie voiced the spider Ananci in the cartoons in the popular children’s program ‘Sesame Street’ (‘Sesame Street’).
Throughout his career, Davis encountered problems typical of black Americans of the time. He wanted and could play, but African Americans at that time were given roles from a very, very short list – basically, various kinds of servants and butlers. Following the example of Sidney Poitiers, he did not want to put up with this and tried to beat out more non-standard roles; When the fate of the butler or the clerk could not escape, Davis added a considerable dose of self-respect to the character.
Davis’s work was not limited to acting; He was one of the most famous African-American filmmakers of his time, along with Melvin van Peebles and Gordon Parks. Davis, like Poitiers or Bill Cosby, managed to become a successful commercial actor; The reason for his success was, to a large extent, the habit of avoiding stereotyped roles – it was thanks to her that Ossi eventually ended up in the 1965 ‘The Hill’ with Sean Connery. He, however, did not reach the tops of Cosby or Poitier Davis; However, his level remained only a dream for the majority of black skinheads of that time.
I tried to Ossie and as a playwright; Among his works of that time should be noted the work of ‘Paul Robeson: All-American’, often performed for young viewers throughout the country.
The real glory came to Davis relatively late, after working in a number of Spike Lee films – including Do Do Right Thing, Jungle Fever, She Hates Me ‘(‘ She Hate Me ‘) and’ Get on the bus’ (‘Get on the Bus’). Also quite good Ossie managed to work in commercials and as a storyteller in the comedy CBS early nineties ‘Evening Shadow’ (‘Evening Shade’) with Bert Reynolds in the title role.
Ossi Davis played his last role in the popular Showtime show ‘The L Word’. The episode aired shortly after the death of Davis; He became a kind of tribute to the memory of the actor.
In 1948, Davis married actress Ruby Dee; In the joint autobiographical work ‘With Ossie and Ruby’ they told that they originally planned a civil marriage, but then changed their mind.
On February 4, 2005, Davis was found dead in a hotel in Miami, Florida. Later it became known that death came from natural causes. It is known that Davis just started
Work on a new project – the painting ‘Retirement’.

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