(November 6, 1949 - September 8, 1991) American actor, was born in Tallahassee, Florida, and moved to New York to study at the Academy of Dramatic Arts. By the mid 1970s he was performing in off-Broadway plays. He played the lead role in Larry Kramer's play about AIDS, The Normal Heart (1985). His most successful film role was as the main character in Midnight Express (1978), for which he won a Golden Globe award.
In 1991, Davis died of AIDS in Los Angeles. It was stated at the time that he contracted HIV infection as a result of cocaine use in the early 1980s. He kept his condition secret until shortly before his death. His widow, Susan Bluestein, continues to campaign against AIDS.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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