Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee

Age
90
Birthday
Oct. 27th, 1924
Born in
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Height
158 cm

Ruby Dee's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Stephen King's The Stand TV Show
Stephen King's The Stand
Reading Rainbow TV Show
Reading Rainbow
Little Bill TV Show
Little Bill
Middle Ages TV Show
Middle Ages
Tenafly TV Show
Tenafly
 

Main Movie Roles

2007 - All About Us
2007 - American Gangster
2006 - No. 2
1999 - Baby Geniuses
1997 - A Simple Wish
1995 - Just Cause
1993 - Cop and ½
1991 - Jungle Fever
1990 - Love at Large
1989 - Do the Right Thing
1982 - Cat People
1972 - Buck and the Preacher
1961 - A Raisin In The Sun
1957 - Edge of the City
1951 - The Tall Target
1950 - No Way Out
1950 - The Jackie Robinson Story

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Harriet Tubman
1
Laura Smith
1
Viola Watkins
1
Cora Sanders
1
Ruby
1
Eleanor Simpson
1
Irene Clayton
1
Jenny Bishop
1
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BIOGRAPHY:

Ruby Dee (born October 27, 1922) is an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, activist, and widow of actor Ossie Davis. She is perhaps best known for co-starring in the film A Raisin in the Sun (1961) and the film American Gangster (2007) for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She has won Grammy, Emmy, Obie, Drama Desk, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Awards. She is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honors, among scores of others awards.


TRIVIA:
  • Is an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • In 2008, at the age of 83, she became the second oldest actress to be nominated for an Academy Award. The oldest is 'Gloria Stuart' (qv).
  • Has three children, Nora, 'Guy Davis (I)' (qv) and Hasna.
  • 2004: Recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors, along with 'Elton John' (qv), 'Joan Sutherland (I)' (qv), 'John Williams (I)' (qv), 'Warren Beatty' (qv) and husband 'Ossie Davis' (qv).
  • Attended Hunter College.
  • 1989: Voted into the NAACP image award Hall of Fame with husband 'Ossie Davis' (qv).
  • 1995: She and husband 'Ossie Davis' (qv) were awarded the American National Medal of the Arts from the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington, DC.
  • One of 105 people invited to join AMPAS in 2008.


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