Nathan Davis

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Born

5/22/1917 , Chicago

Died

10/16/2008

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Biography:

Nathan Davis, father of film director Andrew Davis (The Fugitive), lived his entire life in Chicago. Born in 1917, he served in Europe during WWII. After the war he returned to Chicago, married and worked for a pharmaceutical company while acting on the side. Fired at 60, he turned to acting full time, appearing with virtually every theatre in Chicago, and appeared on Broadway in the Steppenwolf production of The Grapes of Wrath. In 1998 he received the highest theatrical honor in Chicago - a Joseph Jefferson Award for Lifetime Achievement. In early 2008 he was given the rarely bestowed honor of Lifetime Member by Actor's Equity.