Ruby Dee

Dee in 1972 Ruby Dee (October 27, 1922 – June 11, 2014) was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and civil rights activist. Dee was married to Ossie Davis, with whom she frequently performed until his death in 2005. She received numerous accolades including two Emmy Awards, a Grammy Award, a Obie Award and a Drama Desk Award as well as nominations for an Academy Award. She was honored with the National Medal of Arts in 1995, the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2000, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004.

Dee started her career with the American Negro Theatre. She made her Broadway debut in ''South Pacific'' (1943). She met her future husband working together on the play ''Jeb'' (1946). She originated the Broadway roles of Ruth Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's ''A Raisin in the Sun'' (1959) and reprised the role in the 1961 film and Lutiebell Gussie Mae Jenkins in the Ossie Davis play ''Purlie Victorious'' (1961) and reprised the role in the 1963 film.

She made her film debut in ''That Man of Mine'' (1946) before landing a leading roles in films such as ''The Jackie Robinson Story'' (1950), ''Edge of the City'' (1957), ''Take a Giant Step'' (1959), and ''Buck and the Preacher'' (1972). She also acted in the Ossie Davis film ''Black Girl'' (1972), and the Spike Lee films ''Do the Right Thing'' (1989) and ''Jungle Fever'' (1991). For her performance in ''American Gangster'' (2007), Dee was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Female Actor in a Supporting Role.

Dee received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for her roles in ''The Doctors and the Nurses'' (1964) and ''Decoration Day'' (1990). She was Emmy-nominated for her roles in ''Roots: The Next Generations'' (1979), ''Lincoln'' (1988), ''China Beach'' (1990), and ''Evening Shade'' (1993). She also acted in ''I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings'' (1979), ''Long Day's Journey into Night'' (1982), ''Go Tell It on the Mountain'' (1985), ''The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson'' (1990), ''The Stand'' (1994). She voiced Alice the Great in the Nickelodeon series ''Little Bill'' from 1994 to 2004. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Dee, Ruby
    Published 1988
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    by Davis, Ossie
    Published 1998
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    Published 1984
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    by Davis, Ossie
    Published 2006
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    by Hurston, Zora Neale
    Published 2004
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    Published 1992
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    Published 1990
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    Published 2007
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    Published 1993
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    Published 1989
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