Ossie Davis Net Worth
Ossie Davis made money by Actors niche. For all time, at the moment, 2016 year, Ossie Davis earned $95 Million. Exact sum is $95000000.
Short biography, height, weight, dates:
Birth date: December 18, 1917, Cogdell, Georgia, United States
Death date: February 4, 2005, Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Birth place: Cogdell, Georgia, USA
Height:6 2 (1.88 m)
Profession: Actor, Writer, Director
Spouse: Ruby Dee (m. 1948Р 2005)
Children: Guy Davis, Hasna Muhammad Davis, Nora Day Davis
TV shows: Evening Shade, B.L. Stryker, Promised Land, Alex Haleys Queen, The West, The Client
Wikipedia Source: Ossie Davis
Ossie Davis was an American film, television and Broadway actor, director, poet, playwright, author, and social activist. Davis was born Raiford Chatman Davis in Cogdell, Clinch County, Georgia, a son of Kince Charles Davis, a railway construction engineer, and his wife Laura. The name Ossie came from a county clerk who misheard his mothers pronunciation of his initials R.C. when he was born. So he inadvertently became Ossie when his mother told the courthouse clerk in Clinch County, Ga., who was filing his birth certificate that his name was R.C. Davis. Davis experienced racism from an early age when the KKK threatened to shoot his father, whose job they felt was too advanced for a black man to have. Following the wishes of his parents, he attended Howard University but dropped out in 1939 to fulfill his acting career in New York- he later attended Columbia University School of General Studies. His acting career, which spanned eight decades, began in 1939 with the Rose McClendon Players in Harlem. During World War II, Davis served in the United States Army in the Medical Corps. He made his film debut in 1950 in the Sidney Poitier film No Way Out. He voiced Anansi the spider on the PBS childrens television series Sesame Street in its animation segments.