Ossie Davis bio

Birth Name: Raiford Chatman Davis

Occupation: Movie Actor

Place Of Birth: GA

Date Of Birth: December 18, 1917

Date Of Death: February 4, 2005

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Ossie Davis was born on the 18th of December, 1917. He was known for being a Movie Actor. African American actor who appeared in films with wife Ruby Dee. He was accepted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame in 1995.

Ossie Davis was born in GA. He attended Howard University and Columbia University. He attended Columbia University and went on to have an acting career that spanned seven decades.

Ossie Davis was a Sagittarius and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Ossie Davis was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

Raiford Chatman Davis is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Ossie’s Raiford Chatman Davis attended Center High School, Waycross, GA and Howard University, Washington, District Of Columbia, United States (Dropped Out), Columbia University.


Ossie Davis’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Ossie Davis’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Ossie Davis kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Ossie Davis was born in the Year of the Serpent.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Raiford Chatman Davis
NICKNAME: Ossie Davis, Raiford Chatman Davis
BIRTH SIGN: Sagittarius
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Ossie Davis was a Sagittarius. People of this zodiac sign like freedom, travel, philosophy, being outdoors and dislike clingy people, constrained, off-the-wall theories. The strengths of this sign are being generous, idealistic, sense of humor, while weaknesses can be to promise more than can deliver, impatient and say anything no matter how undiplomatic. The greatest overall compatibility with Sagittarius is Gemini and Aries.

Chinese Zodiac: Ossie Davis was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are often seen as humorous and gifted in literature and art. However, the snake can be overly suspicious, which makes them a bit paranoid.

Ruling Planet: Ossie Davis had a ruling planet of Jupiter and has a ruling planet of Jupiter and by astrological associations Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. This planet represents abundance, prosperity and the principle of expansion. People who are born with Jupirer as the ruling planet are optimistic and have a big appetite for life.

Ossie Davis’s birth sign is Sagittarius and he had a ruling planet of Jupiter.

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