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Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee drama collection, 1951-1981

Author: Ossie Davis; Loften Mitchell; Wole Soyinka; Paule Marshall; Eslanda Goode Robeson
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Scripts
Named Person: Ossie Davis; Sidney Poitier; Ruby Dee; Ossie Davis; Ruby Dee; Sidney Poitier
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Ossie Davis; Loften Mitchell; Wole Soyinka; Paule Marshall; Eslanda Goode Robeson
OCLC Number: 122607338
Description: 5 lin. ft.

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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 Additionally, there is a transcript of an interview with Sidney Poitier conducted by Ruby Dee in 1969 and four unpublished articles written by Eslanda Robeson between 1964 and 1965.

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