Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee

Age
92
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

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



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:
  • Says her favorite quote comes from the book, "Charlotte's Web": "'Isn't Life peculiar!' said Jeremy. 'Compared to what?' said the spider.".
  • She is a member of the NAACP, CORE, Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, Southern Christian Leadership Council.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • One of 105 people invited to join AMPAS in 2008.
  • Attended Hunter College.
  • Is an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


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