Ossie Davis was an American film, television, and Broadway actor, director, poet, playwright, author, and civil rights activist. He was perhaps best known for his film roles as Coach Odom in School Daze, Noah in Gladiator, Juror #2 in 12 Angry Men, and Grandpa Archer Dolittle in Dr. Dolittle.

He was married to Ruby Dee, with whom he frequently performed, until his death in 2005.

For Disney, he voiced Yar in the 2000 CGI animated film, Dinosaur.
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