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Ossie Davis News

Date Of Birth:
December 18, 1917
Date Of Death:
February 04, 2005 (87)
Birth Place:
Cogdell, GA, USA
Gender:
Male
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Michael B. Jordan, John Turturro Set for Free Reading of Spike Lee's DO THE RIGHT THING TonightMichael B. Jordan, John Turturro Set for Free Reading of Spike Lee's DO THE RIGHT THING Tonight
by Movies News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center turned to Twitter to announce a free public reading of Spike Lee's script for the classic film DO THE RIGHT THING at 7pm in the Amphitheater of the Film Center (more...)

Photo Flash: 9th Annual African American Film Festival is Stunning SuccessPhoto Flash: 9th Annual African American Film Festival is Stunning Success
by Movies News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Southampton African American Museum Executive Director Brenda Simmons and Museum Board Member, Oscar winning director Nigel Noble put together a stellar roster of films the encouraged all to “Raise Your Voice”. (more...)

9th Annual African American Film Festival is Stunning Success9th Annual African American Film Festival is Stunning Success
by Movies News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Southampton African American Museum Executive Director Brenda Simmons and Museum Board Member, Oscar winning director Nigel Noble put together a stellar roster of films the encouraged all to “Raise Your Voice”. (more...)

Baayork Lee Honored with Actors' Equity's 2014 Paul Robeson Citation AwardBaayork Lee Honored with Actors' Equity's 2014 Paul Robeson Citation Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Asian American actor, dancer, singer, choreographer, director and author Baayork Lee has received the 2014 Paul Robeson Citation Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation. (more...)

Muta' Ali to Present LIFE'S ESSENTIALS WITH RUBY DEE at Southampton Arts Center, 10/5Muta' Ali to Present LIFE'S ESSENTIALS WITH RUBY DEE at Southampton Arts Center, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

?Noted director and cinematographer Muta' Ali grandson of the legendary acting duo and social activists Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis will host the Hamptons' premiere of his loving tribute to his grandparents, 'Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee' as the closing film of the Raise Your Voice, the 9th Annual African American Film Festival presented by the Southampton African American Museum on Sunday, October 5 at the Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. (more...)

Drama Desk Award Winner J.E. Franklin to Bring Staged Reading of TO BREAK EVERY YOKE to Castillo Theatre, 10/5Drama Desk Award Winner J.E. Franklin to Bring Staged Reading of TO BREAK EVERY YOKE to Castillo Theatre, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Drama Desk Award winning playwright J.E. Franklin will present her new book of plays To Break Every Yoke with a staged production starring actress Vinie Burrows on Sunday October 5, from 2pm-4pm at the Castillo Theatre located at 543 W 42nd Street. (more...)

BWW Previews: LETTERS FROM ZORA: IN HER OWN WORDS at Crossroads Theatre Company in New BrunswickBWW Previews: LETTERS FROM ZORA: IN HER OWN WORDS at Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 26, 2014

Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick presents 'Letters From Zora: In Her Own Words' from October 9th through October 26th. Written by Gabrielle Denise Pina and directed by Anita Dashiell-Sparks, this one-woman show stars Vanessa Bell Calloway. (more...)

J.e. Franklin to Present TO BREAK EVERY YOKE at the Castillo Theatre, 10/5J.e. Franklin to Present TO BREAK EVERY YOKE at the Castillo Theatre, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Drama Desk Award winning playwright Ms. J. e Franklin will present her new book To Break Every Yoke, a collection of plays that includes her classic drama Black Girl, on Sunday October 5, from 2pm-4pm at the Castillo Theatre located at 543 W 42nd Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: Southampton African American Museum Presents 'Raise Your Voice'Photo Flash: Southampton African American Museum Presents 'Raise Your Voice'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

Southampton African American Museum will present 'Raise Your Voice', the 9th Annual African-American Film Festival for four days October 2 to 5. The celebration of the artistry of African-American filmmakers, actors, personalities, musicians and performers will feature a powerful line-up of critically acclaimed, thought- provoking feature films, documentaries, shorts, jazz and spoken word. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Documentary Celebrating 25th Anniversary of Spike Lee's DO THE RIGHT THINGVIDEO: Watch Documentary Celebrating 25th Anniversary of Spike Lee's DO THE RIGHT THING
by Movies News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Below, check out Apple's Beats Music's new documentary celebrating the 25th anniversary of DO THE RIGHT THING. (more...)

TRYING Opens 8/22 at International City TheatreTRYING 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 SeptemberNYC Memorial for Ruby Dee Set for September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 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, 6/22World 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 DeeSTAGE 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 DeePhoto 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 DEEThe 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 DEEPresident 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, 6/13THEATER 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 6/13In 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 DeeBroadway 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...)

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