Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee drama collection, 1951-1981 (bulk 1970-1979).


Davis, Ossie. Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee drama collection, 1951-1981 (bulk 1970-1979).

Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee drama collection, 1951-1981 (bulk 1970-1979).

The Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee play scripts partially document the stage, screen and television careers of actor/director/writer Ossie Davis and his wife, actress Ruby Dee. The papers consist principally of scripts for plays, films and television which were written, directed or starred Davis as well as those featuring Dee. Some of the writers and movie and play titles represented are: Langston Hughes' "Emperor of Haiti;" Loften Mitchell's "The Cellar" and "The Phonograph;" Paule Marshall's "Brown Girl, Brownstones;" and Wole Soyinka's "Kongi's Harvest." Also included are short stories written by Davis, some personal and professional correspondence, several programs and playbills, reviews and other printed material. Additionally, there is a transcript of an interview with Sidney Poitier conducted by Ruby Dee in 1969 and four unpublished articles written by Eslanda Robeson between 1964 and 1965.

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Robeson, Eslanda Goode, 1896-1965

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1896 Dec.15 Born to John Goode and Eslanda Cardozo Goode in Washington, D.C., the third of three children; brothers John and Frank. Maternal grandfather was Francis Lewis Cardozo, who served as South Carolina's Secretary of State and Secretary of the Treasury during Reconstruction Days. 1912 Graduated from Urbana High School, Urbana, Illinois. ...

Davis, Ossie

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Ossie Davis is an actor, playwright and director who has performed for stage, film and television, and specializes in film production relating to black culture and history. Born in 1919 in Cogdell, Georgia, Davis attended Howard University from 1938 to 1941. His theater career began in the early 1940's with such plays to his credit as "Anna Lucasta," "No Time for Sergeants," "A Raisin in the Sun," and "Purlie Victorious." Three of the many films he acted in are "The Joe ...

Poitier, Sidney

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Soyinka, Wole

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Wole Soyinka (b. 1934) is a Nigerian author and humanitarian. From the description of Papers, 1966-1996. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 612241529 Wole (Oluwole Akinwande) Soyinka, the Nigerian writer, was born in Ijebu Isara, Nigeria, on 13 July 1934 and educated at Abeokuta Grammar School and Government College, Ibadan; then at University College, Ibadan (1952-1954) and Leeds University (1954-1957), where he graduated in English. In 1986 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for L...

Mitchell, Loften

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African American author, novelist, and screenwriter; interested in race relations; b. 1919. From the description of Loften Mitchell collection, 1964-1985. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70960214 ...

Marshall, Paule, 1929-....

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Novelist. Graduate of Brooklyn College. From the description of Manuscript,[ca.1950-1959] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155455707 ...

Dee, Ruby

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