Robert Davis

Robert Davis, 76, character actor whose career on stage, television and film spanned 50 years, died July 18 of emphysema.

Most recently, Davis was seen in the 1990 film “To Sleep With Anger,” with Danny Glover.

Starting in the ’40s, Davis appeared in numerous films, including “Knock on Any Door,” with Humphrey Bogart; “Red Ball Express,” with Sidney Poitier; “Phone Call From a Stranger,” with Bette Davis; “All the Fine Young Cannibals”; “Westworld”; and “Great White Hope.”

Among his abundant TV credits are: “Amos ‘n’ Andy,””The Red Skelton Show, “”The Danny Kaye Show,””The Loretta Young Show,””The Flying Nun,””Daktari, “”Tarzan,””The Untouchables,””Mod Squad,””Star Trek,””McMillan and Wife,””The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,””St. Elsewhere,””Hill Street Blues,””Dallas,””Quincy” and “Designing Women.”

Davis served for many years on the Western advisory board of the Actors’ Equity Assn. He was also a founder of the Beverly Hills-Hollywood NAACP Image Awards.

Survived by a brother and two sisters.

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