LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES:  (FILES): This 11 March 2001 file photo shoed US actors Ossie Davis (L) and Ruby Dee (R), his wife,  accepting the Life Achievement Award at the 7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, in Los Angeles, CA.  Davis was found dead in 04 February 2005 his hotel room in Miami, police said. He was 87.  Davis's 65-year career included credits as an actor, producer, director and writer for both stage and screen.  His film debut, in 1950's "No Way Out," starred Sidney Poitier and also featured his wife, Ruby Dee.  Some of his best known roles included "The Joe Louis Story" (1953) and "Gone Are the Days" (1963), a film that he adapted from his own play, "Purlie Victorious."  He also appeared in three Spike Lee movies -- "School Daze" (1988), "Do the Right Thing" (1989) and Jungle Fever (1991). In addition to his entertainment career, Davis was an eloquent and prominent figure in the civil rights movement.  He was a featured speaker at the funerals of both Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.      AFP PHOTO/FILES/Lucy Nicholson  (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP via Getty Images)