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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 2,497,654 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Ossie Davis is the 3,305th most popular actor (down from 2,762nd in 2019), the 5,116th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,496th in 2019) and the 1,563rd most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Ossie Davis ranks 3,305 out of 9,996Before him are Moses Gunn, Ricky Hui, Roshan Seth, Catherine Schell, Denver Pyle, and Lupu Pick. After him are Ray Cooney, Lance Kinsey, Leo Penn, Jack Angel, Dabney Coleman, and Kathleen Quinlan.

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Among people born in 1917, Ossie Davis ranks 189Before him are Tetyana Yablonska, M. G. Ramachandran, Gloria Fuertes, Mouloud Mammeri, Jacqueline Auriol, and Adolfo Consolini. After him are Oliver Tambo, Minoru Chiaki, I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Otto Glória, Lev Kerbel, and Isuzu Yamada. Among people deceased in 2005, Ossie Davis ranks 172Before him are Dorothy Stang, Charles David Keeling, Jacques Dufilho, István Nyers, Fei Xiaotong, and Marga López. After him are Mustai Karim, Martin Lings, Françoise d'Eaubonne, Devan Nair, Barrington Moore Jr., and Vladimir Kotelnikov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ossie Davis ranks 5,116 out of 18,182Before him are Moses Gunn (1929), Mary Agnes Chase (1869), Walter Bedell Smith (1895), Vanilla Ice (1967), Denver Pyle (1920), and Lightnin' Hopkins (1912). After him are Arthur Dove (1880), D'arcy Wretzky (1968), Joe Simon (1913), Eydie Gormé (1928), Meredith Monk (1942), and Leo Penn (1921).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Ossie Davis ranks 1,563Before him are Pamela Tiffin (1942), Mark Pellegrino (1965), Paula Patton (1975), Eileen Heckart (1919), Moses Gunn (1929), and Denver Pyle (1920). After him are Leo Penn (1921), Jack Angel (1930), Dabney Coleman (1932), Kathleen Quinlan (1954), Ty Burrell (1967), and Andre Braugher (1962).

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