Ossie Davis


Age: 87

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

Miami, Florida