With Ossie and Ruby

In This Life Together
Author: Ossie Davis,Ruby Dee
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0688175821
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 528
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This is the captivating, inspiring autobiography of a star couple who've celebrated 50 years of marriage. Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee are legendary stars of the American stage, television, and film, a beloved and revered couple cherished not just for their acting artistry but also for their lifelong commitment to civil rights, family values, and the black community. Now they look back on a half- century of their personal and political struggles to maintain a healthy marriage and to create the record of distinguished accomplishment that earned each a Presidential Medal for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. With Ossie and Ruby overflows with consummate storytelling skill developed by decades in the spotlight. From their early years as struggling actors in Harlem's black theater to Broadway and Hollywood stardom, they regale the reader with colorful, entertaining tales of the places they've been and the people they've met. But their charming humor is leavened with a more serious side, as they share their experiences of keeping a family together in a world where scandal and divorce is the rule, and of being artists and political activists in an era of intense racial ferment. Born into the struggle, their characters were shaped by the dynamic collisions of life, politics, and art; and from those experiences, they achieved some sense of their worth as married people, friends, and lovers. Warm, positive, and compelling, this is a book that will surprise and challenge readers everywhere -- black and white, male and female, young and old. Lifting the veil of public image, media hype, and mystique, Ossie and Ruby speak of the real-life dilemmas and rewards of their lifelong search for purpose and value. Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee are legendary stars of the American stage, television, and film, a beloved and revered couple cherished not just for their acting artistry but also for their lifelong commitment to civil rights, family values, and the black community. Now they look back on a half- century of their personal and political struggles to maintain a healthy marriage and to create the record of distinguished accomplishment that earned each a Presidential Medal for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. With Ossie and Ruby overflows with consummate storytelling skill developed by decades in the spotlight. From their early years as struggling actors in Harlem's black theater to Broadway and Hollywood stardom, they regale the reader with colorful, entertaining tales of the places they've been and the people they've met. But their charming humor is leavened with a more serious side, as they share their experiences of keeping a family together in a world where scandal and divorce is the rule, and of being artists and political activists in an era of intense racial ferment. Born into the struggle, their characters were shaped by the dynamic collisions of life, politics, and art; and from those experiences, they achieved some sense of their worth as married people, friends, and lovers. Warm, positive, and compelling, this is a book that will surprise and challenge readers everywhere -- black and white, male and female, young and old. Lifting the veil of public image, media hype, and mystique, Ossie and Ruby speak of the real-life dilemmas and rewards of their lifelong search for purpose and value.Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee are legendary stars of the American stage, television, and film, a beloved and revered couple cherished not just for their acting artistry but also for their lifelong commitment to civil rights, family values, and the black community. Now they look back on a half- century of their personal and political struggles to maintain a healthy marriage and to create the record of distinguished accomplishment that earned each a Presidential Medal for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. With Ossie and Ruby overflows with consummate storytelling skill developed by decades in the spotlight. From their early years as struggling actors in Harlem's black theater to Broadway and Hollywood stardom, they regale the reader with colorful, entertaining tales of the places they've been and the people they've met. But their charming humor is leavened with a more serious side, as they share their experiences of keeping a family together in a world where scandal and divorce is the rule, and of being artists and political activists in an era of intense racial ferment. Born into the struggle, their characters were shaped by the dynamic collisions of life, politics, and art; and from those experiences, they achieved some sense of their worth as married people, friends, and lovers. Warm, positive, and compelling, this is a book that will surprise and challenge readers everywhere -- black and white, male and female, young and old. Lifting the veil of public image, media hype, and mystique, Ossie and Ruby speak of the real-life dilemmas and rewards of their lifelong search for purpose and value.

Ossie the Otter


Author: Ken Crawford
Publisher: Autumn House Publishing
ISBN: 0812704924
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 61
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A five-month-old otter pup tries to survive on its own in the Alaskan wilderness after being separated from his mother and twin brother.

Ossie

King of Stamford Bridge
Author: Martin King,Martin Knight,Peter Osgood
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1780574312
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 192
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In a 16-year career spent with Chelsea and Southampton, goal-scoring legend Peter Osgood made 560 appearances, scoring 220 goals and winning two FA Cup-winner's medals. He was part of the victorious Chelsea side that defeated the mighty Real Madrid in the 1971 European Cup-Winners Cup final and is the last player to have scored in every round of the FA Cup, including the final. Ossie tells the story of the career and the extraordinary roller-coaster personal life of the man who spearheaded a team that made as many headlines off the field as on. The truth about the hard-drinking and hard-living antics of these Kings Road dandies - Hudson, Cooke, Baldwin and company - has never before been told. Osgood tells of his strained relationship with manager Dave Sexton, which resulted in his and other stars' departures, triggering a decline in Chelsea FC's fortunes that took some 20 years to reverse. He recounts his experience in the Mexico World Cup of 1970 and is brutally honest about the challenges and problems faced by ex-footballers as they attempt to adjust to life in mainstream society. Peter Osgood was no ordinary footballer and Ossie is no ordinary football autobiography. Like the King of Stamford Bridge himself was, this book is entertaining, outspoken and full of surprises.

Purlie Victorious

A Comedy in Three Acts
Author: Ossie Davis
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573614354
Category: Drama
Page: 90
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Ossie Clark 1965-1974


Author: Judith Watt
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum
ISBN: 9781851774074
Category: Design
Page: 128
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This text covers the work of fashion designer, Ossie Clark - a key figure in 1960s and 1970s London. His golden era lasted from the mid 1960s to the mid 1970s, when fashion, photography, art and music all flourished as never before in the glamorous world of Swinging London.

Ossie


Author: Leon Osman,Alan Jewell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781910335109
Category:
Page: 384
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Leon Osman has been at Everton Football Club since he was 10 years old and in that time has witnessed major changes at the club. In his autobiography, he tells the story of his colourful journey, from his upbringing as a Liverpool supporter to Everton Academy starlet whose rich potential was threatened by a serious knee injury.

Life Lit by Some Large Vision

Selected Speeches and Writings
Author: Ossie Davis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416525493
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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Ossie Davis, the celebrated civil rights activist, actor, writer, and director, is remembered for a film, television, and stage career of more than half a century. His awards include an Emmy Award, an NAACP Image Award for his work in the Spike Lee film Do the Right Thing, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild, and a Kennedy Center Honor. The last two honors, like so many of his accomplishments, were shared with his wife and partner (in life and in work), Ruby Dee. Ossie Davis is also revered for his lifelong commitment to those social and political causes about which he was so passionate. Of all the gifts he possessed, perhaps none was greater than his ability to articulate the important issues of the day. He used his brilliant mind and his oratory skills to give voice to his concerns as a black man, an American, and a human being in the world, as well as to the individuals and communities whose concerns he made his own. This monumental book brings together many of the moving speeches, essays, and other writings as an ultimate gift to posterity. Life Lit by Some Large Vision includes some humor, some history, and some surprises: moving tributes to such luminaries as Malcolm X and Louis Armstrong; thought-provoking speeches on the treachery of the English language and the challenge of breaking through the "niggerization" process; letters to friends and fellow thinkers; essays that span decades of social thought and revolutionary positions; and the closing monologue from his groundbreaking 1961 play, Purlie Victorious. The unforgettable sound of Ossie Davis's voice is well documented in his work on film and television, but the words on these pages offer his heart and mind, and will be the next best thing to witnessing him speak in person. Ruby Dee contributes a foreword to the collection and introductory notes to the individual pieces, many of which were written and delivered with her at his side. The result is a comprehensive celebration of one man's extraordinary wisdom and generosity. This is a book that will enrich countless readers -- as a gift, an educational resource, a volume to be read aloud on special occasions, and much more.

Langston, a play


Author: Ossie Davis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780440046349
Category: Drama
Page: 146
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Poet Langston Hughes visits a church basement where a drama group is rehearsing one of his plays, and uses the actors to recreate scenes from his early life.

Just Like Martin


Author: Ossie Davis
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 9780785756590
Category: African Americans
Page: 215
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Following the deaths of two classmates in a bomb explosion at his Alabama church, fourteen-year-old Stone organizes a children's march for civil rights in the autumn of 1963.

Ossie Clark Diaries Pbk.


Author: Ossie Clark
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780747543695
Category: Fashion designers
Page: 480
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The diaries of Ossie Clark, one of the most influential names in post-war British fashion. He created exquisite and outrageous costumes for the famous of London, New York, Paris and Rome, many of whom became his friends: Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull, Anita Pallenberg, Twiggy, Eric Clapton, George Harrison and Andy Warhol. At the peak of his career he enjoyed superstar status (Hockney painted him in 1971). He was the archetypal flawed genius, living a jet-set life for ten years, but finally falling due to his lack of business acumen and his undisciplined talent. He was bankrupt by the early 1980s and his marraige to Celia Birtwell, Hockney's muse, had foundered because of his affairs with men. In his last few years he became interested in Buddhism and lived in a small council flat in Holland Park where he was murdered by his lover in 1996.

Ossie's Dream

My Autobiography
Author: Ossie Ardiles
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409084310
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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Ossie Ardiles is one of the most iconic footballers ever to have graced the game. After winning the World Cup with Argentina in 1978, Ossie became the first foreign player to make an impact in England, paving the way for the modern era of multinational teams. and was immortalised in Chas & Dave's hit record "Ossie's Dream (Spurs Are On Their Way to Wembley)". In that unforgettable 1981 FA Cup Final, the silky skills of Ossie and fellow Argentine midfielder Ricky Villa inspired Spurs to their famous victory over Man City. He also helped Spurs to retain the trophy the following year, and to win the UEFA Cup in 1984, and even found time to star in the classic football film Escape to Victory with Bobby Moore, Pelé, Michael Caine and Sylvester Stallone. Thirty years on from those glory days, Ossie has a unique perspective on the football world, through his long career both playing and in management, with the emphasis always on style and entertainment. He also talks about growing up under a military dictatorship, how he was torn between two countries owing to the outbreak of the Falklands War, which claimed the life of one of his cousins, and how that football world has changed over the decades.

Onuora Ossie Enekwe


Author: Gloria Monica T. Emezue
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 9783503553
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 221
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This concentration on the writing of Ossie Enekwe arises from the need to assess the maturation of Enekwe's craft beginning from Broken Pots and Marching to Kilimanjaro through Enekwe's more remarkable short fiction, The Last Battle and other Stories and his full length novel Come Thunder. The book emerges in three parts. Critiques, is the longest of the series containing scholarly assessments of Enekwe's poetry by literary scholars from around the world. Enekwe is compared with contemporary African poets such as Kofi Anyidoho, Chin Ce, Joe Ushie and Agwu Ude. The second part of the book deals with reviews of Enekwe's lesser known writings while the third part features a chat with Enekwe on literary and other aspects of Nigerian history. All of these seem to support what has been said of Enekwe's works as incorporating "the rhythm of our exciting but agonizingly self-destructive world." Series editor GMT Emezue writes that it is easy to understand the tragic notes of Enekwe's stories or the threnody underlying his poetry as they throw more light on polemical issues usually glossed over by critics of Enekwe's own, and some of the younger, generation of Nigerian writers. The critical approaches in this book will no doubt widen the latitude for historical, ideological and stylistic criticism of contemporary writing in Nigeria and Africa.

The People of Clarendon County

A Play
Author: Ossie Davis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780883782873
Category: Drama
Page: 104
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The book includes biographical information on Ossie Davis; photographs; accounts of the civil rights struggle; and essays, based on the philosophy Aesthetic Realism.

Ossie the Brave Fish Hawk


Author: Janet Hasselbring
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781545346761
Category:
Page: 32
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It's springtime at Pelican Cove and the fish are jumping. Ossie the osprey goes fishing but every time he catches a fish Baldwin, the bald eagle, steals it. How is Ossie going to feed his family with Balwdin the pirate on the loose? Must he really leave his beloved cove to build a new nest elsewhere? Come along on a journey to Pelican Cove and learn how Ossie helps Baldwin fight off another pirate and ends up gaining a new friend and saving his nest at the cove.

Escape to Freedom

The Story of Young Frederick Douglass : a Play for Young People
Author: Ossie Davis
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573650314
Category: African Americans
Page: 71
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Born a slave, young Frederick Douglass endures many years of cruelty before escaping to the North to claim his freedom.

Ossie's Dream


Author: Elizabeth Amankwah
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692565896
Category:
Page: N.A
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The book is a modern depiction of a young boy growing up poor in the west African country, Ghana. The main character, Ossie, goes through struggles and triumphs to obtain education, food, and love.