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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What I can't completely understand is most other people's fascination with what the famous among us do with their lips and the rest of their bodies. Why do ordinary people become the target of this curiosity simply by virtue of the fact that other people recognize their names and faces but know nothing else about them? Why do we care what they think, what they wear, what they eat?
Made his first appearance onstage in 1936 at the age of six months during a burlesque schoolroom sketch that his father was headlining.
Often plays ambitious authority figures that are corrupt and unethical