Ossie Davis

1917 - 2005

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Raiford Chatman "Ossie" Davis (December 18, 1917 – February 4, 2005) was an American actor, director, writer, and activist.He was married to Ruby Dee, with whom he frequently performed, until his death.He and his wife were named to the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame; were awarded the National Medal of Arts and were recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ossie Davis has received more than 1,891,950 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Ossie Davis is the 2,763rd most popular actor (up from 2,944th in 2019), the 4,498th most popular biography from United States (up from 4,796th in 2019) and the 1,357th most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Ossie Davis ranks 2,763 out of 10,030Before him are Eve Meyer, Dany Robin, Sabine Azéma, Adam Driver, Perry King, and Pierre Étaix. After him are Jeffrey Jones, Giovanna Ralli, Donald Crisp, Peggy Ashcroft, Patrick J. Adams, and Dann Florek.

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Among people born in 1917, Ossie Davis ranks 165Before him are Zoltán Fábri, Bertil Nordahl, Caspar Weinberger, Vasily Mishin, Steno, and André Waterkeyn. After him are Robert Byrd, Justin Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin, Mouloud Mammeri, Jacqueline Auriol, Musine Kokalari, and Laurindo Almeida. Among people deceased in 2005, Ossie Davis ranks 151Before him are Sangoulé Lamizana, André Waterkeyn, Serge Lang, Shoji Nishio, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, and George Gerbner. After him are Laurel Aitken, Camillo Felgen, Marga López, Gordon Gould, Clemente Domínguez y Gómez, and Jacques Villeret.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ossie Davis ranks 4,498 out of 15,968Before him are Walt Frazier (1945), Grant Green (1935), Thomas Horsfield (1773), Eve Meyer (1928), Adam Driver (1983), and Perry King (1948). After him are Jeffrey Jones (1946), Frank Frazetta (1928), Amy Lee (1981), Dann Florek (1950), Travis Scott (1991), and Lauren Cohan (1982).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Ossie Davis ranks 1,357Before him are Joseph Bologna (1934), Penny Marshall (1943), Joe Morton (1947), Eve Meyer (1928), Adam Driver (1983), and Perry King (1948). After him are Jeffrey Jones (1946), Dann Florek (1950), Lauren Cohan (1982), Keenen Ivory Wayans (1958), Lesley Gore (1946), and Shannon Lee (1969).

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