Summary: actor, playwright, director, and civil rights leader who appeared in several Spike Lee films including Do the Right Thing and Jungle Fever, who wrote the Broadway play Purlie Victorious
but who along with his wife Ruby Dee frequently appeared in films and
television movies together and they worked for racial equality on and
off the screen, who eulogized Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Born: December 18, 1917
Died: February 4, 2005
Location: Miami, Florida