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 ...
Howard DaSilva | Howard DaSylva | Howard da Silva
5' 10½" (1.79 m)
Did You Know?
As long as my parts have some meat in them, I'm not going to bite the hand that feeds me.
Had a remarkably long career on the Broadway stage as an actor, director and playwright, working there from 1930-1982. His most notable production was in the hit Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical, Oklahoma! originating the role of Jud Fry for 2212 performances.