Summary: actress and civil rights activist whose career spanned stage, radio, TV, and film, but who frequently acted alongside her husband Ossie Davis (d. 2005) and whose long career brought her an Oscar nomination at age 83 for best supporting actress for her role in the 2007 film American Gangster, who also won an Emmy and was nominated for several others.
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Born: October 27, 1922
Died: June 11, 2014
Location: New Rochelle, New York