African American actor who appeared in films with wife Ruby Dee. He was accepted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame in 1995.
He attended Columbia University and went on to have an acting career that spanned seven decades.
He became one of the few notable African American directors of his generation along with Gordon Parks.
He attended Howard University and Columbia University.
As a child, his family faced threats from the KKK due to his father's position as a railway construction engineer.
- The meaning of the name Davis: Son Of David