Ossie Davis News

Date Of Birth:
December 18, 1917
Date Of Death:
February 04, 2005 (87)
Birth Place:
Cogdell, GA, USA
Gender:
Male
TRYING Opens 8/22 at International City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

It's 1967. Lyndon B. Johnson is in office, Jackie Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis have just become an "item," protests against the Vietnam war are going strong - and Judge Francis Biddle, former Attorney General under FDR and Chief Judge at the Nuremburg Trials, is 81 years old. Trying, the award-winning play inspired by the real-life experiences of playwright Joanna McClelland Glass as personal secretary to Biddle during the last year of his life, opens at International City Theatre on Aug. 22, directed by John Henry Davis and starring Tony Abatemarco and Paige Lindsey White. (more...)

NYC Memorial for Ruby Dee Set for September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

A public memorial will be held for Ruby Dee, the legendary actress and civil rights activist, who passed away on June 11. The Terrie Williams Agency told NBC that they will be celebrating Dee's life and her many accomplishments on September 20 at the Riverside Church in New York. This is the same place where Martin Luther King Jr. spoke against the Vietnam war and others, such as Nelson Mandela and Cesar Chavez, have spoken. (more...)

World Premiere of Documentary on Icons Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee, the documentary about the iconic Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee by their grandson Muta'Ali, will have its world premiere at Film Life's 18th Annual American Black Film Festival. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: In Case You Missed It- Theater Talk's Tribute to Ruby Dee
by Stage Tube - Jun 13, 2014

In tribute to actress Ruby Dee, Theater Talk presents an encore episode featuring their 2002 interview with Ms. Dee and her husband, actor Ossie Davis, along with Philip Rose, the original producer of A Raisin in the Sun. The trio discuss the early days of bringing Lorraine Hansberry's classic play to the stage. Ms Dee created the role of Lena Younger, the same part that won Sophie Okonedo a 2014 Tony Award, last Sunday. (more...)

Photo Flashback: Remembering Ruby Dee
by Walter McBride - Jun 13, 2014

Earlier this week, legendary actresses of stage and screen, Ruby Dee died at the age of 91. According to sources, the actress was at her home in New Rochelle, NY, surrounded by family members when she passed away. (more...)

The Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of RUBY DEE
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Today, The Recording Academy issued the following statement on the passing of Ruby Dee (more...)

President Barack Obama Issues Statement on Passing of RUBY DEE
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Today, the White House issued the following statement from the President on the passing of Ruby Dee. (more...)

THEATER TALK Presents a Tribute to Ruby Dee, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

In tribute to actress Ruby Dee, Theater Talk presents an encore episode featuring their 2002 interview with Ms. Dee and her husband, actor Ossie Davis, along with Philip Rose, the original producer of A Raisin in the Sun. The trio discuss the early days of bringing Lorraine Hansberry's classic play to the stage. Ms Dee created the role of Lena Younger, the same part that won Sophie Okonedo a 2014 Tony Award, last Sunday. (more...)

In Honor of Ruby Dee, CUNY TV Presents Two Encore Interviews, Begins 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

In tribute to the late actress/activist Ruby Dee, who died today (6/12), CUNY TV will present encores of two vintage interviews. (more...)

Broadway to Dim Its Lights Tomorrow Night In Memory of Acclaimed Actress and Civil Rights Activist Ruby Dee
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of celebrated stage and screen actress Ruby Dee, who passed away on Wednesday at age 91. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory tomorrow night, Friday, June 13th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

SAG-AFTRA Releases Statement on Loss of RUBY DEE
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

SAG-AFTRA today released the following statement on the death of actor, activist and SAG Life Achievement recipient Ruby De (more...)

Broadway & Hollywood Legend Ruby Dee Dies at 91
by Movies News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Legendary actresses of stage and screen, Ruby Dee died Wednesday night, June 11th at the age of 91 (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
by Walter McBride - Jun 10, 2014

Musical theatre performers MARY LOU BARBER, EDWARD PLEASANT and BEN RAUCH performed dramatic readings of excerpts from The Very Reverend James Parks Morton's forthcoming memoir at the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards gala last week, June 5 at the New York Hilton Midtown. This is the first time in the history of the Interfaith Center of New York (ICNY) awards dinner that a theatrical event has been presented. BroadwayWorld brings youphotos from inside the event below! (more...)

Mary Lou Barber, Edward Pleasant and Ben Rauch to Perform at 2014 Interfaith Awards Gala, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Musical theatre performers MARY LOU BARBER, EDWARD PLEASANT and BEN RAUCH will be performing dramatic readings of excerpts from The Very Reverend James Parks Morton's forthcoming memoir at the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards gala on Thursday, June 5 at the New York Hilton Midtown. This is the first time in the history of the Interfaith Center of New York (ICNY) awards dinner that a theatrical event has been presented. (more...)

FAMILY FUN MOVIES AT THE LINCOLN Offers $1 Double Features of Family Films, Beg. Today
by Movies News Desk - May 24, 2014

The Lincoln Theatre has launched 'Family Fun Movies at the Lincoln Theatre,' a Today morning, summer film series offering double features of popular family films for just $1 per ticket (cash only). (more...)

Former Mouseketeer Lindsey Alley to Star in BLOOD, SWEAT & MOUSEKETEARS at The Cavern Club, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Former Mouseketeer and musical theatre & club favorite Lindsey Alley is thrilled to present the Los Angeles premiere of her all-new show, BLOOD, SWEAT & MOUSEKETEARS for ONE NIGHT ONLY, Tuesday, June 10 at the Cavern Club Theatre at Casita Del Campo, 1920 Hyperion Ave. in Silverlake. (more...)

The Academy to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Spike Lee's DO THE RIGHT THING
by Movies News Desk - May 22, 2014

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the seminal film “Do the Right Thing” with writer-director Spike Lee (more...)

FAMILY FUN MOVIES AT THE LINCOLN to Offer $1 Double Features of Family Films, Beg. 5/24
by Movies News Desk - May 21, 2014

The Lincoln Theatre has launched 'Family Fun Movies at the Lincoln Theatre,' a Saturday morning, summer film series offering double features of popular family films for just $1 per ticket (cash only). (more...)

Trinity Rep to Honor Jeffrey Osborne With 2014 New England Pell Award for Artistic Excellence, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Trinity Rep announced today that Jeffrey Osborne will be honored with the 2014 New England Pell Award for Artistic Excellence, acknowledging his artistic achievements and philanthropic work throughout Rhode Island. (more...)

Richard and Sharon Jenkins to Receive Trinity Rep's 2014 Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement; Ceremony Set for 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Trinity Rep announced today that former artistic director and Academy-award nominated film, stage and TV actor Richard Jenkins and his wife Director/Choreographer Sharon Jenkins will be honored with the 2014 Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. The theater also announced that nationally known dance educator and choreographer Mary Paula Hunter will receive the 2014 Charles Sullivan Award for Distinguished Service in the Arts. The 18th annual Pell Awards will be held on Monday, June 9, 2014 at Trinity Rep with a reception to follow next door at the Providence Public Library. (more...)

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