Ossie Davis: An Appreciation Ossie Davis, remembered for his stage and screen work as well as his prominent role in the civil rights movement, dies while on location for a film shoot in Miami. Davis wrote, directed and produced for the theater and Hollywood. He is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, the actress Ruby Dee.
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Ossie Davis: An Appreciation

The actor, writer and director was a prominent figure in the U.S. civil rights movement.

Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee

In the second part of a conversation, host Bob Edwards talks to actors Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. The couple discuss the price they've paid for their political activism and how they've been able to reconcile their personal and professional lives during 52 years of marriage. They also talk about the 1959 Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun, and their appearances in Spike Lee's movies Do the Right Thing and Jungle Fever. Davis and Dee say they'll be honored Sunday night to receive the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.

Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee

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