Full name, Robert Davis; born November 6, 1949, in Tallahassee, FL; died of complications resulting from Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), September 8 (one source says August 8), 1991, in Studio City, CA. Performer. Davisis best remembered for his leading role in the 1978 film Midnight Express, based on a true story of an American jailed in Turkey for drug smuggling. He began acting in stage productions in Atlanta, later moving to New York City, where he studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and made his Broadway debut in Crystal and Fox in 1973. After winning the 1978 Golden Globe award for best new actor for his Midnight Express role, Daviswent on to appear in films such as Chariots of Fire, Querelle, Cold Steel,Rosalie Goes Shopping, and The Player. His television credits include Sybil, Roots, Robert Kennedy and His Times, Unspeakable Acts, The Plot to Kill Hitler, The Rope, A Habitation of Dragons, and Child of Darkness, Child of Light. He also performed in several stage productions during his career, most notably one of the first plays to deal with the subject of AIDS, the critically-acclaimed 1985 drama The Normal Heart, in addition to roles in Entertaining Mr. Sloane andMetamorphosis.