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VIPs Honor Ossie Davis at Final Service | Ossie Davis

VIPs Honor Ossie Davis at Final Service

Originally posted 02/14/2005 08:00AM

An overflow crowd representing Hollywood and Harlem and points in between paid final respects to actor and activist Ossie Davis on Saturday in a three-hour-plus service that featured musical accompaniment by Wynton Marsalis.

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Angelina's Environmental Work Threatened | Angelina Jolie

Angelina's Environmental Work Threatened

Originally posted 02/08/2005 09:00AM

THREATENED: Angelina Jolie's work to protect an area of Cambodian land is reportedly being threatened by an influx of settlers. The land, located in northwest Cambodia, is forestland that a conservation group funded by the actress hopes to protect, and once belonged to the Khmer Rogue regime, which ruled the country in the 1970s. Jolie has donated $1.5 million to the conservation efforts, but some 1,000 people have recently settled in the area, cutting down the forest to grow crops. "The new settlers will attract more people to the area," a spokesman for the conservation group tells the Associated Press. "Any expansion of new settlement will affect our conservation work."

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Actor-Activist Ossie Davis Dead at 87 | Ossie Davis

Actor-Activist Ossie Davis Dead at 87

Originally posted 02/04/2005 12:00PM

Ossie Davis, the actor, playwright, director, social activist and husband of frequent acting partner Ruby Dee, was found dead Friday in his hotel room in Miami where he was making a film, a representative from Davis's office tells the Associated Press. He was 87.

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