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Ruby Dee

Actress Ruby Dee, September 25, 1962
photo by Carl Van Vechten
Birth name Ruby Ann Wallace
Born October 27, 1924 (age 82)
Flag of United States Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Spouse(s) Ossie Davis
(1948-2005)
Frank Dee Brown (1941-1945)
Notable roles Rae Robinson, The Jackie Robinson Story
Emmy Awards
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
1991 Decoration Day

Ruby Dee (born October 27, 1924) is an African American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and activist. Image File history File links Ruby_Dee. ... September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Photographic self-portrait by Carl Van Vechten, 1934 Carl Van Vechten (June 17, 1880 – December 21, 1964) was an American writer and photographer who was a patron of the Harlem Renaissance and the literary executor of Gertrude Stein. ... October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... Year 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Nickname: The Forest City Motto: Progress and Prosperity Location in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio County Cuyahoga Founded 1796 Incorporated 1836 Mayor Frank G. Jackson (D) Area    - City 82. ... Ossie Davis in The Green Pastures, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1951 Ossie Davis (December 18, 1917 – February 4, 2005) was an African American film actor, director and social activist. ... The Jackie Robinson Story is a 1950 biographical film starring baseball legend Jackie Robinson as himself. ... An Emmy Award. ... This is a list of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie winners: 1979: Esther Rolle - Summer of My German Soldier 1980: Mare Winningham - Amber Waves 1981: Jane Alexander - Playing for Time 1982: Penny Fuller - The Elephant Man 1983: Jean Simmons - The Thorn Birds... Decoration Day is a 1990 film based on a novel by John William Corrington of the same name. ... October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... Year 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar). ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... „The poor poet“ A poet is a person who writes poetry. ... Template:Unsourced A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is someone who writes dramatic literature or drama. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Activism, in a general sense, can be described as intentional action to bring about social or political change. ...


Dee was born Ruby Ann Wallace in Cleveland, Ohio, though she grew up in Harlem, New York. A 1945 graduate of Hunter College, with degrees in French and Spanish, Dee made several appearances on Broadway before receiving national recognition for her role in the 1950 film, The Jackie Robinson Story. Nickname: The Forest City Motto: Progress and Prosperity Location in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio County Cuyahoga Founded 1796 Incorporated 1836 Mayor Frank G. Jackson (D) Area    - City 82. ... This article is about the Harlem neighborhood in New York City. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Hunter College of The City University of New York See also: Hunter College High School Hunter College of The City University of New York (known more commonly as simply Hunter College) is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), located on Manhattans Upper East Side. ... Broadway theatre[1] is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Jackie Robinson Story is a 1950 biographical film starring baseball legend Jackie Robinson as himself. ...

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Career

Ruby Dee's career in acting has crossed all major forms of media over a span of eight decades, including the films A Raisin in the Sun, in which she recreated her stage role as a suffering housewife in the projects, and Edge of the City. She played both roles opposite Sidney Poitier. During the 1960s, Dee appeared in such politically charged films as Gone Are the Days and The Incident, which is recognized as helping pave the way for all young African-American actors and filmmakers. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Sir Sidney Poitier KBE, (IPA pronunciation: ) (born February 20, 1927), is a Bahamian American Academy Award-winning actor (film and stage), film director, and activist. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... An African American (also Afro-American or Black American) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ...


She has been nominated for eight Emmy Awards, winning twice; one for her role in the 1990 TV film Decoration Day, and again for her television guest appearance in the China Beach episode, “Skylark”. Her late husband Ossie Davis also appeared in that episode. An Emmy Award. ... 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Telefilm redirects here. ... Decoration Day is a 1990 film based on a novel by John William Corrington of the same name. ... China Beach was the name of an American dramatic television series, and it is the name of at least two beaches in the world: one in Vietnam and the other in San Francisco, California. ... Ossie Davis in The Green Pastures, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1951 Ossie Davis (December 18, 1917 – February 4, 2005) was an African American film actor, director and social activist. ...


At the 2007 Grammy awards she and her late husband were tied winners in the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album along with former President Jimmy Carter. 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD (or CE) era. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album has been awarded since 1959. ... James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr. ...


Activism

Ruby Dee and her late husband, actor Ossie Davis, were well-known civil rights activists. Among others, Dee is a member of Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the NAACP, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Dee and Davis were personal friends of both Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, with Davis giving the eulogy at the funeral of Malcom X in 1965. Martin Luther King is perhaps most famous for his I Have a Dream speech, given in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom This article is about the civil rights movement following the Brown v. ... The Congress of Racial Equality or CORE is a U.S. civil rights organization that played a pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 20th century. ... The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), is one of the oldest and most influential hate organizations in the United States. ... The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (or SNCC, pronounced snick) was one of the primary institutions of the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. ... The Southern Christian Leadership Conference Logo. ... Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ... Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, also known as Detroit Red and Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Omaha, Nebraska, May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965 in New York City) was a Muslim Minister and National Spokesman for the Nation of Islam. ... Look up eulogy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ...


Personal

Dee and Davis together wrote an autobiography in which they discuss their political activism as well as insights on their open marriage.[1] Open marriage typically refers to a marriage in which the partners agree that each is free to engage in extramarital sexual relationships, without regarding this as sexual infidelity. ...


Together they had three children; son, blues musician Guy Davis, and two daughters, Nora Day, and Hasna Muhammad. Ms. Dee has survived breast cancer for more than thirty years. For the comic book artist, see Guy Davis Guy Davis (May 12, 1952- ) is a blues guitarist. ... Breast cancer is cancer of breast tissue. ...


Filmography

  • Steam Room (2007) (in production)
  • Flying Over Purgatory (2007) (in production)
  • No. 2 (2006)
  • Dream Street (2005)
  • The Way Back Home (2005)
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005)
  • Beah: A Black Woman Speaks (2003)
  • Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (2003)
  • Baby of the Family (2002)
  • The Unfinished Journey (1999)
  • Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (1999)
  • Baby Geniuses (1999)
  • A Time to Dance: The Life and Work of Norma Canner (1998)
  • A Simple Wish (1997)
  • Just Cause (1995)
  • Tuesday Morning Ride (1995)
  • The Stand (1994)
  • Cop & 1/2 (1993)
  • Jazztime Tale (1992)
  • Jungle Fever (1991)
  • Color Adjustment: Blacks in Primetime (1991)
  • Love at Large (1990)
  • Do the Right Thing (1989)
  • Cat People (1982)
  • The Torture of Mothers (1980)
  • Lorraine Hansberry: The Black Experience in the Creation of Drama (1975)
  • Countdown at Kusini (1976)
  • It's Good to be Alive (1974)
  • Wattstax (1973)
  • Black Girl (1972)
  • Buck and the Preacher (1972)
  • King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970)
  • Up Tight! (1968) (also writer and co-producer)
  • The Incident (1967)
  • Gone Are the Days! (1963)
  • The Balcony (1963)
  • A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
  • Take a Giant Step (1959)
  • St. Louis Blues (1958)
  • Virgin Island (1958)
  • Edge of the City (1957)
  • The Great American Pastime (1956)
  • Go, Man, Go! (1954)
  • The Tall Target (1951)
  • No Way Out (1950)
  • The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)
  • The Fight Never Ends (1949)
  • That Man of Mine (1947)
  • What a Guy (1939)

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Bibliography

  • Davis, Ossie; Ruby Dee (1984). Why Mosquitos Buzz in People's Ears (Audio Cassette), Caedmon. ISBN 978-0694511877. 
  • Dee, Ruby (1986). My One Good Nerve: Rhythms, Rhymes, Reasons. Third World Press. ISBN 088378114X. 
  • Davis, Ossie; Ruby Dee (1998). With Ossie and Ruby: In This Life Together. William Morrow. ISBN 978-0688153960. 

References

  1. ^ Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee on Open Marriage. About.com. Retrieved on 2007-01-11.

2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD (or CE) era. ... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Awards
Preceded by
Eva Marie Saint
People Like Us
Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
1991
Decoration Day
Succeeded by
Amanda Plummer
Miss Rose White

  Results from FactBites:
 
Ruby Dee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (381 words)
Ruby Dee (born October 27, 1924) is an African American actress and activist.
Ruby Dee and her late husband, actor Ossie Davis, were well-known civil rights activists.
Dee is a member of such organizations as CORE, the NAACP, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Biography: Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee (595 words)
Dee, an alumna of Hunter College, first attracted national attention in 1950 for her performance in The Jackie Robinson Story and broke ground in 1965 as the first fl woman to play lead roles at the American Shakespeare Festival.
In 1961, Davis wrote and starred with Dee in the acclaimed Purlie Victorious, a satire on the historical and psychological significance of segregation.
Davis' and Dee's activism has led to their arrest for protesting the killing in New York of a Guinean immigrant, their suing in federal court for fl voting rights, and their speaking out for citizen involvement in democracy and in support of sickle cell disease research.
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