( b. Jul 27, 1921 Bar Harbor, Maine, USA - d. Jul 24, 2013 Williston, Vermont, USA ) Male
Garry Davis was a longtime peace advocate, former Broadway song-and-dance man and self-declared World Citizen No. 1, and was widely regarded as the dean of the One World movement, a quest to erase national boundaries.
The quest for a unified earth was an objective on which Mr. Davis had trained his sights very early. It was born of his discomfort with a childhood of great privilege, his grief at the loss of a brother in World War II and his horror at his own wartime experience as a bomber pilot.
Garry was reared in Philadelphia in a glittering milieu in which the family car was a chauffeured Rolls-Royce and family friends included Bob Hope and Ethel Merman. As a young man he was considered unserious, he later said, known for roguish wit but lacking direction.
After studying theater at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, Mr. Davis made his Broadway debut in October 1941 in a small role in Let's Face It!, the musical comedy. He was also the understudy for its star, Mr. Kaye.
Mr. Davis, who lived for long periods in France, appeared on Broadway a few more times in the early 1950s, including in a revue called Bless You All and Stalag 17, the prisoner-of-war drama.
Source: The New York Times obituary
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