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Ossie Davis
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Born
Raiford Chatman Davis

(1917-12-18)December 18, 1917
Died February 4, 2005(2005-02-04) (aged 87)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Occupation Actor, director, poet, playwright, author, activist
Years active 1939–2005
Spouse(s) Ruby Dee
(m. 1948–2005; his death)
Children Guy Davis
Nora Davis Day
Hasna Muhammad

Ossie Davis (born Raiford Chatman Davis; December 18, 1917 – February 4, 2005) was an American movie, television and Broadway actor, director, poet, playwright, author, and social activist. He was known for his role as Yar in the 2000 animated movie Dinosaur. He was married to actress Ruby Dee.

Davis died in Miami, Florida from heart disease, aged 87.

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