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Ossie Davis

OSSIE DAVIS

  (1917 - 2005)

Nationality:    African American
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Literary Agent:    Marion Searchinger & Associates  

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        Alexis Is Fallen         Alice In Wonder         Big Deal, The         Bingo!         BonANZa         Clay's Rebellion         Curtain Call, Mr Aldridge, Sir         East Side, West Side         Escape To Freedom: A Play About Young Frederick Douglass         Goldbrickers Of 1944         Langston         Last Dance For Sybil, The         Mayor Of Harlem         Montgomery Footprints         Point Blank         Purlie         Purlie Uk         Purlie Victorious         they Seek A City         What Can You Say To Mississippi?



Alexis Is Fallen

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Alice In Wonder

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aka the Big Deal

1st Produced:
elks Community Theatre, NY    1952

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Big Deal, The

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New Playwrights Theatre, NYC    1953

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Bingo!

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written with Hy Gilbert

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New York    1985

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BonANZa

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Clay's Rebellion

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Unproduced    1951

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Curtain Call, Mr Aldridge, Sir

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University of California    -

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in "the Black Teacher and the Dramatic Arts", Negro Universities Press, Westport, Connecticut, 1970   -

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East Side, West Side

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Escape To Freedom: A Play About Young Frederick Douglass

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New York    1976

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Viking Press, NY,    -

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Childrens Youth audience

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Goldbrickers Of 1944

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Liberia    1944

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Langston

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Delacorte Press, New York, 1982   -

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Last Dance For Sybil, The

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Harry De Jur Playhouse, New York    2002

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Mayor Of Harlem

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Montgomery Footprints

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Point Blank

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Purlie

Purlie
Purlie Victorious Judson a successful travelling preacher returns to his home town in Georgia to save the local church and help emancipate the cotton workers

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Music by Gary Geld; Book by Ossie Davis, Peter Udell, Philip Rose; Lyrics by Peter Udell.

1st Produced:
Broadway Theater, New York    15 Mar 1970

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Samuel French, NY,    -

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Original cast recording: RCa (60229) 1970

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Purlie Uk

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Bridewell, London    2004

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Purlie Victorious

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combines all the cliches about the old south and the love between masters and slaves

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1st Produced:
Broadway, New York    1961

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Samuel French, NY, 1961   -

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Comedy

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they Seek A City

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What Can You Say To Mississippi?

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