Brad Davis

Brad Davis

Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
Death 8 Sep 1991 (aged 41)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Court of Remembrance/Columbarium of Valor, G64054
Memorial ID 1901 · View Source
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Actor. Began his career as a stage actor off Broadway in New York. Worked in television, guest starring on such shows as "Marcus Welby, M.D" and "The Streets of San Francisco". He gave an impressive performance in "Sybil" (1976)(TV) and had a role in the epic miniseries "Roots"(1977). His big break, and his most famous role, came in "Midnight Express" (1978). He played a young american imprisoned in Turkey for drugsmuggling. Davis was praised by film critics for his performance and won a Golden Globe award. Other notable roles include: "Chariots of Fire" (1981), "Querelle" (1982), "Chiefs" (1983) (miniseries), "Robert Kennedy & His Times" (1985) (miniseries), "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial" (1988) (TV) and "Rosalie Goes Shopping"(1989). Brad Davis contracted AIDS in 1979. Because of the AIDS hysteria at the time, he kept his illness a secret for many years. In his later years, he revealed that he had AIDS and became a passionate AIDS activist. He committed assisted suicide at the age of 41.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Brad Davis (6 Nov 1949–8 Sep 1991), Find a Grave Memorial no. 1901, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .