Purlie Victorious. Comedy. Written by Ossie Davis
. Directed by Howard Da Silva
. Cort Theatre (moved to The Longacre Theatre from 20 Nov 1961- 13 May 1962): 28 Sep 1961- 13 May 1962 (261 performances). Cast: Ossie Davis (as "Purlie Victorious Judson"), Ruby Dee
(as "Lutiebell Gussie Mae Jenkins"), Sorrell Booke
(as "Ol' Cap'n ...
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6' 2" (1.88 m)
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If I could become nearly as versatile as Dad, I would be completely happy. An actor cannot be too one-sided or only half-experienced in these days when he is called upon to double in TV, legit stage plays and movies. He must be able to act anything from stylish farce to low comedy, 'Oedipus Rex' to Shakespeare and modern drama.
Studied at Fordham University in New York
Often plays ambitious authority figures that are corrupt and unethical