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JOHN RAITT - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: OSSIE DAVIS - HFSID 298444

JOHN RAITT and OSSIE DAVIS Original portrait of Davis, drawn by John Raitt, signed by both! Original Art signed: "Best Wishes-/And Thanks!/Ozzie Davis", 5x8. Pencil drawing also signed by the artist "Raitt".

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JOHN RAITT and OSSIE DAVIS Original portrait of Davis, drawn by John Raitt, signed by both! Original Art signed: "Best Wishes-/And Thanks!/Ozzie Davis", 5x8. Pencil drawing also signed by the artist "Raitt". Multitalented actor/director/screenwriter/historian Ossie Davis (1917-2005) married singer/actress Ruby Dee in 1948, two years after they met when he made his Broadway debut in Jeb Turner. Over the years, the couple has appeared together on Broadway (A Raisin in the Sun), screen (debuting in No Way Out in 1950) and television (from Roots: The Next Generation to the PBS series With Ossie & Ruby). They have also been active in social causes, including Black voting rights and the fight against sickle cell anemia. In 1963, Davis and Dee participated in Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s March on Washington, and Davis gave the eulogies at the funerals of Malcolm X in 1965 and Dr. King in 1969. While in college in the 1930s, JOHN RAITT began drawing portraits of famous people. He sent his artwork to each subject with a request that it be autographed and returned to him. Two horizontal folds. Tape affixed at corners. Otherwise, fine condition.

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