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Davis, Ossie

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Most widely held works by Ossie Davis
Do the right thing by Spike Lee( Visual )

105 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 3,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The hottest day of the year explodes onscreen in this vibrant look at a day in the life of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. A portrait of urban racial tensions sparked controversy while earning popular and critical praise, "--Container
Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns( Visual )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of Thomas Jefferson, discussing his role in early America as author of the Declaration of Independence, president, expansionist, ambassador, and in other areas of life, and discussing the controversy over his ownership of slaves
Dinosaur by D. B Sweeney( Visual )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 2,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dinosaur tells the story of Aladar, an iguanodon who is separated from his own kind and raised by a clan of lemurs. When a meteor shower destroys their home, Aladar and his family follow a herd of dinosaurs heading for the safety of the "nesting grounds." Together they must stand strong amidst food and water shortages, the threat of Carnotaur attacks, and Aladar's run-ins with the herd's stubborn leader, Kron
Grumpier old men by Donald Petrie( Visual )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grumpy old men: neighborhood curmudgeons' long-running feud becomes an all-out rivalry when an attractive widow moves into the house across the street
Dr. Dolittle by Hugh Lofting( Visual )

48 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A doctor finds out he can understand what animals are saying. When the animals find out, his world is turned upside down
Escape to freedom : a play about young Frederick Douglass by Ossie Davis( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born a slave, young Frederick Douglass endures many years of cruelty before escaping to the North to claim his freedom
Unchained memories : readings from the slave narratives( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than 4 million slaves were set free. By the late 1930's, 100,000 former slaves were still alive. In the midst of the Great Depression, journalists and writers traveled the country to record the memories of the last generation of African-Americans born into bondage. Over 2,000 interviews were transcribed as spoken, in the vernacular of the time, to form a unique historical record
The Tuskegee airmen( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an experiment -- "to see if Blacks had the intellectual and physical ability to fly an aircraft in combat." These pilots, trained in the "deep South," became the Tuskegee Airmen, flying combat aircraft during World War II for their country. They had to battle on 2 fronts: the Axis powers in Europe and North Africa, and the racism at home
The client by John Grisham( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Sway (Renfro), an 11-year-old torn between what he knows and what he can never tell. A hitman will snuff him in half a heartbeat if Mark reveals what he learned about a Mob murder. An ambitious federal prosecutor (Jones) will keep the pressure on until Mark tells all. Suddenly, Mark isn't a boy playing air guitar anymore. He's a pawn in a deadly game. And his only ally is a courageous but unseasoned attorney (Sarandon) who risks her career for him ... but never imagines she'll also risk her life
Just like Martin by Ossie Davis( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the deaths of two classmates in a bomb explosion at his Alabama church, fourteen-year-old Stone organizes a children's march for civil rights in the autumn of 1963
Miss Evers' boys( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is 1932 when loyal, devoted Nurse Eunice Evers is invited to work with Dr. Brodus and Dr. Douglas on a federally funded program to treat syphilis patients in Alabama. Free treatment is offered to those who test positive for the disease, including Caleb Humphries and Willie Johnson. But when the government withdraws its support, money is offered for what will become known as 'The Tuskegee Experiment'; a study of the effects of syphilis on patients who don't receive treatment. Now the men must be led to believe they are being cared for, when in fact they are being denied the medicine that could cure them. Miss Evers is faced with a terrible dilemma - to abandon the experiment and tell her patients or to remain silent and offer only comfort"--Container
The Stand( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and German and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millions perish, and as small, isolated frightened bands unite, the answers to their perpetual questions to justify this end of civilization are bared in their dreams--revelations that urge some to embrace a path of virtue and others one of darkness. As the opposing forces separate into two camps, the noble elements try to shield themselves from their corrupt enemy
Get on the bus by Spike Lee( Visual )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a group of different men traveling from Los Angeles to the march in Washington, D.C. On the way they will make friends, make enemies, and make history
Queen( Visual )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The remarkable history of Alex Haley's paternal side. Queen is the daughter of a slave and a plantation owner. During the turbulent decades of the antebellum South, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and beyond, she searches for a home in the two cultures and at times is shunned by both. Rejection and hate are no match for her unconquerable will
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Recording )

22 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play about a black family's struggle to buy a house in a white neighborhood, after the father dies. An insurance check can allow the Youngers to escape their frustrating life in a crowded Chicago apartment, but escape means different things to each family member. It deals with their attempt to maintain dignity, self-respect, and a sense of humanity
Jungle fever by Spike Lee( Visual )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Afro-American architect begins an affair with his working class Italian secretary. Their relationship causes them to be scrutinized by their friends, cast out from their families and shunned by their neighbors in this moving view of inner-city life
Joe versus the volcano by John Patrick Shanley( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the follies of a stressed-out guy in a dead-end job who is told he has a terminal "brain cloud." A zany jillionaire then makes him an offer that gives him a fleeting taste of the good life. In exchange, he must journey to a Pacific Island and leap into a volcano. Is Joe doomed to be the last of the red-hot lovers? Not if the forces of imagination, romantic comedy, and the charm of Ryan in 3 roles as the women in Joe's life have their way
Bubba Ho-tep by Don Coscarelli( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mud Creek, Texas is about to get all shook up. When mysterious deaths plague the Shady Rest retirement home, it's up to its most-sequined senior citizen to take on a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy with a penchant for cowboy boots, bathroom graffiti and sucking the souls from the barely living. Will this Bubba Ho-Tep make sure there's never another "Elvis" sighting? Or can "Elvis" show the world that he can still take care of business?
School daze by Spike Lee( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A music-filled, offbeat contemporary comedy that takes an unforgettable look at black college life. Includes soundtrack audio cd
The Hans Christian Andersen collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of classic Hans Christian Andersen tales includes six beloved stories brought to life on film: The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor's New Clothes, Nightingale, The Red Shoes, The Little Match Girl, and The Swineherd
 
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Dinosaur
Alternative Names
Davis, Raiford Chatman

Ossie Davis Amerikaans acteur

Ossie Davis attore, regista e sceneggiatore statunitense

Ossie Davis cinéaste américain

Ossie Davis US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Дэвис, Осси

اوسی دیویس بازیگر، نویسنده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

오시 데이비스

オジー・デイヴィス

奧塞·戴維斯

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DinosaurGrumpier old menEscape to freedom : a play about young Frederick DouglassUnchained memories : readings from the slave narrativesJust like MartinGet on the busQueenA raisin in the sunJoe versus the volcano