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Ruby Dee Tribute


Ruby Dee
October 27, 1922 - June 11, 2014

Activist, Change Agent, Actress, Poet, Playwright

Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee, on life and career.  From The Tavis Smiley Show...

In a career that spanned more than 70 years, Ruby Dee continuously made her mark. She was the first Black woman to play lead roles at the American Shakespeare Festival and won numerous awards and honors for her work, including a best supporting actress Oscar nod and a SAG Award (at age 83, for her performance in the hit film, American Gangster) an Emmy and a Grammy. She's perhaps best known for her performance in the 1961 film, A Raisin in the Sun—a role she reprised from her Broadway turn in 1959—and frequently performed with her late husband, fellow actor-activist Ossie Davis. Not one to be slowed down by age, she narrated the 2013 Lifetime original movie, Betty and Coretta, and, at age 91, was working on the still-in-production crime drama, King Dog, with Ice-T.

She was also known for her longtime work in the civil rights movement and was friends with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.

A breast cancer survivor of more than 30 years, the legendary actress, playwright, screenwriter and poet leaves behind an enduring legacy.

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