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Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis Interview (1985)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-02-17

Duration: 00:09:17

Subjects: Dee, Ruby | Davis, Ossie | Acting | African Americans


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Dee, Ruby Interviewee
  • Davis, Ossie Interviewee


This segment from the February 17, 1985, episode of the series “Folks” features Rob Hinton’s interview with actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis during their visit to Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge. They discuss: their early interest in acting; the opportunities available to black actors; the portrayal of African Americans on television; and Davis’ love of writing.