Friday, February 04, 2005

Ossie Davis: 1917-2005 

Ossie Davis has died. This epitome of the good we can accomplish in our lives was found in his hotel room in Miami. He was in Florida working on the film Retirement.

Davis was honored at the Kennedy Center in 2004, and received many other honors throughout his acting career. He was also known for his ceaseless civil rights activism, along with his wife, Ruby Dee. He introduced Martin Luther King at the 1963 March on Washington, and spoke at the funerals of both King and Malcolm X.

The world is a better place for his having been here.

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Posted by Beth Henderson at 1:00 PM