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Ossie Davis

  • Dec 18, 1917 - Feb 04, 2005 (age 87)
  • 6' 2" (1.88 m)
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2006
Award2006

Best Spoken Word Album

Won award for "With Ossie And Ruby: In This Life Together".
Grammy Award
Nomination2006

Best Spoken Word Album

Nominated for "With Ossie And Ruby: In This Life Together".
Grammy Award
2005
Ossie Davis
PersonalFebruary 2005

Ossie Davis

Ossie Davis passed away.
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Nomination2005

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Nominated for "The L Word".
Primetime Emmy Award
2004
Proud
MovieNov 11, 2004

Proud

The true story of one of only two U.S. Navy ships that saw …
The true story of one of only two U.S. Navy ships that saw combat in World War II with African-American crews.
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She Hate Me
MovieJul 20, 2004

She Hate Me

Harvard-educated biotech executive John Henry Jack …
Harvard-educated biotech executive John Henry Jack Armstrong gets fired when he informs on his bosses, launching an investigation into their business dealings by the Securities & Exchange Commission. Branded a whistle-blower and therefore unemployable, Jack desperately needs to make a living. When his former girlfriend Fatima, a high powered businesswoman--and now a lesbian--offers him cash to impregnate her and her new girlfriend Alex, Jack is persuaded by the chance to make easy money. Word spreads and soon Jack is in the baby-making business at $10,000 a try. Lesbians with a desire for motherhood and the cash to spare are lining up to seek his services. But, between the attempts by his former employers to frame him for security fraud and his dubious fathering activities, Jack finds his life, all at once, becoming very complicated.
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The L Word
TV ShowJan 18, 2004

The L Word

The L Word is an American-Canadian co-production …
The L Word is an American-Canadian co-production television drama that aired on Showtime from January 18, 2004 to March 8, 2009. The series follows an ensemble cast of friends who live in West Hollywood, California; it featured television’s first ensemble cast depicting gay and bisexual women. The series' premise originated with Ilene Chaiken, Michele Abbot, and Kathy Greenberg; Chaiken is credited as the primary creator of the series, and also served as its executive producer.
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Award2004

Kennedy Center Honors

Won Kennedy Center Honors.
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Nomination2004

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, …

Nominated for "Deacons for Defense".
NAACP Image Award
2003
Baadasssss!
MovieSep 7, 2003

Baadasssss!

Melvin Van Peebles stunned the world for the first time, with …
Melvin Van Peebles stunned the world for the first time, with his debut feature, The Story of a Three Day Pass. Filmed in France and selected as the French entry in the San Francisco Film Festival, Melvin's film was awarded the top prize. Saying it was controversial would be an understatement. In 1968 for a black man to walk up to the podium and accept the top festival award for a film he had to go abroad to make--now that's how you make your mark. After his comedy, Watermelon Man, Melvin was determined to push the Hollywood boundaries with the groundbreaking, and even more controversial, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. Turned down by every major studio including Columbia, where he had a three-picture deal, Melvin was forced to basically self-finance. Risking everything he had Melvin delivered to the world the first Black Ghetto hero on the big screen--whether they were ready or not! More than 30 years later, history is being fashioned again in the telling of this very tale. Mario Van Peebles, Melvin's son, directs an honest and revealing portrait of his pioneering father. Mario now tells the story of the making of Melvin Van Peebles' landmark 1971 film, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, including Melvin's struggles to raise money to fund the film under the guise of creating a black porno film. Melvin had ducked creditors, the unions and had to bail out his camera crew after they were arrested because a white cop decided a bunch of Negroes and hippies couldn't have come by that camera equipment honestly. Despite death threats and temporarily losing sight in one eye, Melvin somehow managed to whip into shape a rag-tag, multi-racial crew and finish the film that would give birth to birth of a new era which was about to explode: Independent Black Cinema.
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Deacons for Defense
MovieFeb 16, 2003

Deacons for Defense

The words "Black Power" bring back memories of names like …
The words "Black Power" bring back memories of names like Stokely Carmichael, H. Rap Brown, and Eldridge Cleaver, but in Bogalusa, LA a group of harassed Afro-Americans had decided they'd ...
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2002
Bubba Ho-Tep
MovieJun 9, 2002

Bubba Ho-Tep

Elvis Presley and a black "JFK" stay in a nursing home …
Elvis Presley and a black "JFK" stay in a nursing home where nothing happens - until a wayward Egyptian mummy comes and sucks out the old people's souls thru their a-holes. The two decide to fight back.
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2001
Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Ghost of Christmas Eve
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MovieNov 13, 2001

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Ghost of Chris…

When a young girl finds …
When a young girl finds herself sleeping in an abandoned theater on Christmas Eve, the Christmas spirits living there come to life just long enough to help her find her way through music.
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Nomination2001

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Dram…

Nominated for "City of Angels".
NAACP Image Award
Nomination2001

Outstanding Performer In A Children/You…

Nominated for "Finding Buck McHenry".
Daytime Emmy Award
Nomination2001

Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Chil…

Nominated for "Finding Buck McHenry".
NAACP Image Award
Award2001

Outstanding Performer In A Children/You…

Won award for "Finding Buck McHenry".
Daytime Emmy Award
Award2001

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Dram…

Won award for "City of Angels".
NAACP Image Award
Award2001

Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement A…

Won Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.
2000
Dinosaur
MovieMay 13, 2000

Dinosaur

During an attack on a pack of Iguanodon, an egg is …
During an attack on a pack of Iguanodon, an egg is separated and ends up with the possession of a group of lemurs. The lemurs care for this egg and the young creature born from it, which they call Aladar (D.B. Sweeney). When meteorites hit Earth, Aladar and his family must leave their homeland. Away from home and as close to danger as they have ever been, they meet up with a huge group of dinosaurs, led by Kron (Samuel E. Wright) and Bruton (Peter Siragusa). All together they are trying to reach the nesting grounds, but it's not going to be easy.
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1999
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nomination1999

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Dram…

Nominated for "Promised Land".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Award1999

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Dram…

Won award for "Promised Land".
NAACP Image Award
1998
Dr. Dolittle
MovieJun 13, 1998

Dr. Dolittle

Dr. Dolittle (also written as Doctor Dolittle) is a 1998 American …
Dr. Dolittle (also written as Doctor Dolittle) is a 1998 American fantasy comedy film directed by Betty Thomas, written by Larry Levin and Nat Mauldin, and starring Eddie Murphy in the titular role. The film was inspired by the series of children's stories of the same name by Hugh Lofting, but used no material from any of the novels; the main connection is the name and a doctor who can speak to animals, although the pushmi-pullyu, a much-loved feature of the books, notably makes a very brief appearance in a couple of scenes.
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Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nomination1998

Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniserie…

Nominated for "Miss Evers' Boys".
Satellite Award
1997
12 Angry Men
MovieAug 17, 1997

12 Angry Men

Twelve men must decide the fate of one when one juror objects …
Twelve men must decide the fate of one when one juror objects to the jury's decision.
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Miss Evers' Boys
MovieFeb 22, 1997

Miss Evers' Boys

The true story of the U.S. Government's 1932 …
The true story of the U.S. Government's 1932 Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, in which a group of black test subjects were allowed to die, despite a cure having been developed.
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Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Nomination1997

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limite…

Nominated for "Miss Evers' Boys".
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomination1997

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "Get on the Bus".
NAACP Image Award
1996
I'm Not Rappaport
MovieDec 24, 1996

I'm Not Rappaport

Two old men - a white former radical, and a black retired …
Two old men - a white former radical, and a black retired janitor - strike up an unusual and funny friendship on a park bench in New York, where they deal with family, drug dealers, and the pitfalls of age.
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Get on the Bus
MovieOct 10, 1996

Get on the Bus

A disparate group of African-American men travel by bus …
A disparate group of African-American men travel by bus to Washington, DC for the Million Man March.
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Cosby
TV ShowSep 16, 1996

Cosby

Cosby is an American sitcom television series broadcast …
Cosby is an American sitcom television series broadcast on CBS from September 16, 1996, until April 28, 2000. The program starred Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashad, who had previously worked together in the 1984–1992 NBC sitcom The Cosby Show. Madeline Kahn portrayed their neighborly friend, Pauline, until her death in 1999. The series is loosely based on the British sitcom One Foot in the Grave airing on BBC from 1990 until 2001. This was also the second and final sitcom that Madeline Kahn made for The Carsey-Werner Company, her first being Oh Madeline (based on the British sitcom Pig in the Middle) in 1983.
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Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nomination1996

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Dram…

Nominated for "The Client".
NAACP Image Award
1994
Touched by an Angel
TV ShowSep 21, 1994

Touched by an Angel

Touched by an Angel is an American fantasy drama …
Touched by an Angel is an American fantasy drama television series that premiered on CBS on September 21, 1994, and ran for 211 episodes and nine seasons until its conclusion on April 27, 2003. Created by John Masius and executive produced by Martha Williamson, the series stars Roma Downey, as an angel named Monica, and Della Reese, as her supervisor Tess. Throughout the series, Monica is tasked with bringing guidance and messages from God to various people who are at a crossroads in their lives. From season three onward, they are frequently joined by Andrew (John Dye), the angel of death (who first appeared as a recurring character in season two). The series went into syndication in 1998, and has aired on Ion Television (formerly PAX-TV), Hallmark Channel, CBS Drama, Up, Disney Channel UK, MeTV and Start TV.
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The Client
MovieJul 20, 1994

The Client

A young boy who witnessed the suicide of a mafia lawyer …
A young boy who witnessed the suicide of a mafia lawyer hires an attorney to protect him when the District Attorney tries to use him to take down a mob family.
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1992
Malcolm X
MovieNov 18, 1992

Malcolm X

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential …
Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.
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Gladiator
MovieMar 6, 1992

Gladiator

Tommy Riley has moved with his dad to Chicago from a 'nice …
Tommy Riley has moved with his dad to Chicago from a 'nice place'. He keeps to himself, goes to school. However, after a street fight he is noticed and quickly falls into the world of illegal underground boxing - where punches can kill.
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1991
Jungle Fever
MovieMay 16, 1991

Jungle Fever

A successful and married black man contemplates having an …
A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.
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1990
Evening Shade
TV ShowSep 21, 1990

Evening Shade

Evening Shade is an American sitcom television series that …
Evening Shade is an American sitcom television series that aired on CBS from September 21, 1990, to May 23, 1994. The series stars Burt Reynolds as Wood Newton, an ex-professional football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who returns to rural Evening Shade, Arkansas, to coach a high-school football team with a long losing streak. Reynolds personally requested to use the Steelers as his character's former team, because he was a fan.
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Joe Versus the Volcano
MovieMar 9, 1990

Joe Versus the Volcano

Joe versus the Volcano is a …
Joe versus the Volcano is a fable which opens with somewhat surrealistic scenes of the dehumanization of Joe Bank's job and work environment (at a company whose product rather literally screws people) with imagery that seems to have been inspired by the classic film Metropolis. Joe is diagnosed with an incurable disease, quits his dehumanizing job, and accepts an offer to briefly "live like a king, die like a man" - but to fulfill his agreement he must willingly jump into a live volcano on the island of Waponi Woo in order to appease the volcano god. En route to the island, Joe meets a series of interesting characters in NYC and LA, then boards a yacht, captained by Patricia Graynamore. During the voyage Joe and Patricia survive disaster, fall in love, and finally arrive at the island where they face their destiny.
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1989
Do the Right Thing
MovieMay 19, 1989

Do the Right Thing

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford …
On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
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B.L. Stryker
TV ShowFeb 13, 1989

B.L. Stryker

B.L. Stryker is an American detective drama that aired on …
B.L. Stryker is an American detective drama that aired on ABC from February 13, 1989 to May 5, 1990 as part of the ABC Mystery Movie umbrella group, along with Gideon Oliver, Columbo, and Kojak. Tom Selleck was one of the series' executive producers. The series starred Burt Reynolds, Ossie Davis, and Rita Moreno. Reynolds also directed several of the episodes.
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Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomination1989

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motio…

Nominated for "Do the Right Thing".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Award1989

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motio…

Won award for "Do the Right Thing".
NAACP Image Award
1988
School Daze
MovieFeb 12, 1988

School Daze

In the South of the United States are taking place …
In the South of the United States are taking place confrontations between two groups of students who have different ideas and are not able to accept the one of the opponent.
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1987
Award1987

NAACP Image Award – Hall of Fame Aw…

Won NAACP Image Award – Hall of Fame Award.
1985
Avenging Angel
MovieJan 11, 1985

Avenging Angel

Molly, former baby prostitute "Angel" from Sunset …
Molly, former baby prostitute "Angel" from Sunset Boulevard, has managed to leave her street life with help of Lt. Andrews. She studies law at an university and aims to become attorney. When she learns that Andrews was shot during a failed observation by brutal gangsters, she returns downtown to take revenge. She frees Kit Carson from the old people's home and together with the other old friends she tracks down the bad guys.
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1984
The House of God
MovieMar 24, 1984

The House of God

Follow a group of interns in a large teaching hospital. When Jo, …
Follow a group of interns in a large teaching hospital. When Jo, Chief Resident, has a breakdown the interns are reluctantly placed under the tutelage of the senior resident known as The Fatman. Like "M*A*S*H," "The Hospital" and "St. Elsewhere" (which is drawn from this story) this film is closer to the truth than the public wants to know.
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Harry & Son
MovieMar 2, 1984

Harry & Son

Harry Keach has been widowed for two years and works as a …
Harry Keach has been widowed for two years and works as a bulldozer operator on a construction crew. Despite having a strong work ethic, that working life is cut short when health issues lead to him no longer being able to do the job. Harry has a strained relationship with his two grown children: Nina, who, with her insurance salesman husband, seems more concerned about what they can receive in material possessions through her relationship with Harry; and Howard, who still lives with Harry. Howard is an aspiring writer, but as a person who lives in the here and now would rather hang out having fun than find work in a steady job when he isn't writing. Despite Harry loving Howard and Howard loving Harry, the strain in their relationship is brought to the fore as Howard can work but won't while Harry wants to work but can't. Especially while they still live together, the two have to come to a new understanding as they move into the next phase of their respective lives, Howard's which includes his on-again, off-again relationship with girlfriend Katie Wilowski, that off again status due to Katie being pregnant with another man's child, and Harry's which includes Howard's want for him to start thinking about women again.
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1979
Hot Stuff
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MovieMay 1, 1979

Hot Stuff

Three cops try to set up a sting by establishing their own …
Three cops try to set up a sting by establishing their own Fencing operation. They have less than complete support from above and as they begin mingling more and more with the underworld elements decide to finance the operation through re-selling some of the proceeds.
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Roots: The Next Generations
TV ShowFeb 18, 1979

Roots: The Next Generations

Roots: The Next Generations …
Roots: The Next Generations is an American television miniseries based on the last seven chapters of Alex Haley's 1976 novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family. First aired on ABC in February 1979, it is a sequel to the 1977 Roots miniseries, tracing the lives of Kunta Kinte's descendants in Henning, Tennessee from 1882 to 1967.
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Award1979

Authors

Won award for "Escape To Freedom".
Coretta Scott King Award
Nomination1979

Authors

Nominated for "Escape To Freedom".
Coretta Scott King Award
Nomination1979

Jane Addams Children's Book Award

Nominated for "Escape To Freedom".
1978
King
MovieFeb 12, 1978

King

King is a 1978 American television miniseries based on the life …
King is a 1978 American television miniseries based on the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the American civil rights leader and 1964 Nobel laureate. It aired for three consecutive nights on NBC from February 12 through 14, 1978. The miniseries earned nine Emmy Award nominations, including nominations for actors Paul Winfield, Cicely Tyson and Ossie Davis. Several real-life figures from the Civil Rights Movement had minor roles in the production, including then-Atlanta mayor Maynard Jackson, King's sister Christine King Farris, his niece Alveda King, and his four children: Yolanda, Martin III, Dexter and Bernice. Donzaleigh Abernathy, Tony Bennett, Julian Bond and Ramsey Clark each portrayed themselves.
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Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nomination1978

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Dram…

Nominated for "King".
Primetime Emmy Award
1975
Let's Do It Again
MovieOct 11, 1975

Let's Do It Again

Two Atlanta men raise funds for their charity by rigging boxing …
Two Atlanta men raise funds for their charity by rigging boxing matches in New Orleans, but their tricks attract the mob's attention.
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1973
Gordon's War
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MovieAug 9, 1973

Gordon's War

A black soldier comes home to Harlem after a tour in …
A black soldier comes home to Harlem after a tour in Vietnam and discovers that his wife had become a heroin addict and died of an overdose. Infuriated, he gathers three of his ex-GI buddies and they lay out plans to fight the drug dealers.
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1972
Black Girl
MovieNov 9, 1972

Black Girl

An aspiring dancer and her wicked sisters resent their mother's …
An aspiring dancer and her wicked sisters resent their mother's love for a foster daughter.
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1970
Night Gallery
TV ShowDec 16, 1970

Night Gallery

Night Gallery is an American anthology series that aired …
Night Gallery is an American anthology series that aired on NBC from 1969 to 1973, featuring stories of horror and the macabre. Rod Serling, who had gained fame from an earlier series, The Twilight Zone, served both as the on-air host of Night Gallery and as a major contributor of scripts, although he did not have the same control of content and tone as he had on The Twilight Zone. Serling viewed Night Gallery as a logical extension of The Twilight Zone, but while both series shared an interest in thought-provoking dark fantasy, more of Zone's offerings were science fiction while Night Gallery focused on horrors of the supernatural.
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Cotton Comes to Harlem
MovieMay 26, 1970

Cotton Comes to Harlem

Two Harlem cops investigate …
Two Harlem cops investigate a robbery, believing that a reverend has staged it in order to steal the money he's collected for a local fundraiser.
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Kongi's Harvest
MovieMay 1, 1970

Kongi's Harvest

Kongi's Harvest is a 1970 Nigerian film directed by Ossie Davis, …
Kongi's Harvest is a 1970 Nigerian film directed by Ossie Davis, from a screenplay by Wole Soyinka adapted from his 1965 play by the same name. Soyinka also starred in the leading role as the dictator of an African nation.
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Nomination1970

Best Musical

Nominated for "Purlie".
Tony Award
1969
Slaves
MovieMay 6, 1969

Slaves

A Kentucky slave fights for his freedom from cruel overseer …
A Kentucky slave fights for his freedom from cruel overseer whose mistress eventually joins Davis and the other slaves in their revolt.
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Sam Whiskey
MovieApr 1, 1969

Sam Whiskey

Sam Whiskey is an all-round talent, but when the attractive …
Sam Whiskey is an all-round talent, but when the attractive widow Laura offers him a job, he hesitates: he shall salvage gold bars, which Laura's dead husband stole recently, from a sunken ship and secretly bring them back to the mint before they are missed. But how shall he manage to get several hundred pounds of gold into the mint without anyone noticing?
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Nomination1969

Outstanding Single Performance By An …

Nominated for "Hallmark Hall of Fame".
Primetime Emmy Award
Nomination1969

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Seri…

Nominated for "Hallmark Hall of Fame".
1968
The Scalphunters
MovieFeb 29, 1968

The Scalphunters

Forced to trade his valuable furs for a well-educated escaped …
Forced to trade his valuable furs for a well-educated escaped slave, a rugged trapper vows to recover the pelts from the Indians and later the renegades that killed them.
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Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nomination1968

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Nominated for "The Scalphunters".
Golden Globe Award
1966
A Man Called Adam
MovieAug 3, 1966

A Man Called Adam

A famous jazz trumpeter finds himself unable to cope with …
A famous jazz trumpeter finds himself unable to cope with the problems of everyday life.
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1965
The Hill
MovieMay 22, 1965

The Hill

World War II, in a British disciplinary camp located in …
World War II, in a British disciplinary camp located in the Libyan desert, prisoners are persecuted by Staff Sergeant Williams (Ian Hendry), who made them climb again and again, under the heavy sun, an artificial hill built right in the middle of the camp. Harris (Ian Bannen) is a more human and compassionate guard, but the chief, R.S.M. Wilson (Harry Andrews), refuses to disown his subordinate Williams. One day, five new prisoners arrive. Each of them will deal in a different way with the authority and Williams' ferocity.
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1964
Twelve O'Clock High
TV ShowSep 18, 1964

Twelve O'Clock High

12 O'Clock High is an American drama series set in World …
12 O'Clock High is an American drama series set in World War II. This TV series was originally broadcast on ABC-TV for two-and-one-half TV seasons from September 18, 1964, through January 13, 1967; it was based on the motion picture Twelve O'Clock High (1949). The series was a co-production of 20th Century Fox Television (Fox had also produced the movie) and QM Productions (one of their few non-law enforcement series). This show is one of the two QM shows not to display a copyright notice at the beginning, but rather at the end (the other was A Man Called Sloane) and the only one not to display the standard "A QM Production" closing card on the closing credits.
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1963
The Cardinal
MovieDec 12, 1963

The Cardinal

Stephen Fermoyle has grown up in Boston at the turn of the …
Stephen Fermoyle has grown up in Boston at the turn of the twentieth century knowing that his destiny lies with the Catholic priesthood. Finally finishing his studies in Rome, he returns to America full of certitude and ambition to one day join the College of Cardinals. But his road to that office is a long one, paved with crises. In Boston, he must decide whether to save the life of his sister or her unborn child, conceived out of wedlock. In Austria, he confronts the question of whether to remain with the priesthood or abandon his oath so that he can be with the woman he loves. In Georgia, he contends with Rome's indifference in the face of racial bigotry. And in Austria, he finds himself personally involved in the church's dealings with the Third Reich.
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1961
Car 54, Where Are You?
TV ShowSep 17, 1961

Car 54, Where Are You?

Car 54, Where Are You?, an …
Car 54, Where Are You?, an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 1961 to April 1963, is the story of two New York City police officers based in the fictional 53rd precinct in The Bronx. Car 54 was their patrol car. The series was filmed in black-and-white and had a rotating group of directors, including Al De Caprio, Stanley Prager and series creator Nat Hiken - who helmed several episodes. Filming was on location, and at Biograph Studios in the Bronx.
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1959
Bonanza
TV ShowSep 12, 1959

Bonanza

Bonanza is an American western television series that ran on …
Bonanza is an American western television series that ran on NBC from September 12, 1959, to January 16, 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 431 episodes, Bonanza is NBC's longest-running western, and ranks overall as the second-longest-running western series on U.S. network television (behind CBS's Gunsmoke), and within the top 10 longest-running, live-action American series. The show continues to air in syndication. The show is set in the 1860s and it centers on the wealthy Cartwright family who live in the vicinity of Virginia City, Nevada, bordering Lake Tahoe. The series initially starred Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker and Michael Landon and later featured (at various times) Guy Williams, David Canary, Mitch Vogel and Tim Matheson. The show is known for presenting pressing moral dilemmas.
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1958
Nomination1958

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

Nominated for "Jamaica".
Tony Award
1952
Guy Davis
ChildMay 1952

Guy Davis

Guy Davis (born May 12, 1952) is an American blues guitarist …
Guy Davis (born May 12, 1952) is an American blues guitarist and banjo player, and actor. He is the second child and the only son of the late actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis.
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Today
TV ShowJan 14, 1952

Today

Today, also called The Today Show, is an American news …
Today, also called The Today Show, is an American news and talk morning television show that airs on NBC. The program debuted on January 14, 1952. It was the first of its genre on American television and in the world, and after 68 years of broadcasting it is the fifth-longest-running American television series.
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1948
Ruby Dee
MarriageDecember 1948

Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee (born Ruby Ann Wallace, October 27, 1922 – June 11, …
Ruby Dee (born Ruby Ann Wallace, October 27, 1922 – June 11, 2014) was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and civil rights activist. She is perhaps best known for originating the role of "Ruth Younger" in the stage and film versions of A Raisin in the Sun (1961). Her other notable film roles include The Jackie Robinson Story (1950) and Do the Right Thing (1989).
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Ruby Dee
Relationship1948

Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee (born Ruby Ann Wallace, October 27, 1922 – June 11, …
Ruby Dee (born Ruby Ann Wallace, October 27, 1922 – June 11, 2014) was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and civil rights activist. She is perhaps best known for originating the role of "Ruth Younger" in the stage and film versions of A Raisin in the Sun (1961). Her other notable film roles include The Jackie Robinson Story (1950) and Do the Right Thing (1989).
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1917
Ossie Davis
BirthDecember 1917

Ossie Davis

Ossie Davis was born.
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