Biography

Ruby Dee (born October 27, 1924) is an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and activist, perhaps best-known for co-starring in the film A Raisin in the Sun (1961).

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Ruby Dee (born October 27, 1924) is an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and activist, perhaps best-known for co-starring in the film A Raisin in the Sun (1961).

Description above from the Wikipedia article Ruby Dee, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 82

Birthday 1924-10-27

Day of Death 2014-06-11

Place of Birth Cleveland - Ohio - USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2013 Betty and Coretta as Narrator
2013 Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal as Herself
2012 A Thousand Words as Annie McCall
2011 Video Girl as Valerie
2011 Politics of Love
2011 The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll as Miss Candy
2009 America as Mrs. Harper
2007 Steam as Doris
2007 American Gangster as Mama Lucas
2007 In the Shadow of Hollywood: Race Movies and the Birth of Black Cinema as Herself
2006 Discovering William Greaves as Herself
2006 No. 2 as Nanna Maria
2005 Iconoclasts (1 episode)
2005 Their Eyes Were Watching God as Nanny
2004 TV in Black: The First Fifty Years
2003 Beah: A Black Woman Speaks as Herself
2003 Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives
2002 Theater Talk: A Raisin in the Sun as Interviewee
2001 Taking Back Our Town as Emelda West
2001 Feast of All Saints as Elsie Claviere
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (1 episode)
2000 Finding Buck McHenry as Mrs. Henry
2000 A Storm in Summer as Grandmother
1999 Little Bill (47 episodes)
1999 Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years as Annie Elizabeth 'Bessie' Delany
1999 Passing Glory as Mommit Porter
1998 A Time To Dance: The Life and Work of Norma Canner as Narrator
1998 Christianity: The First 1000 Years (4 episodes) as Herself - Narrator
1997 A Simple Wish as Hortence
1996 Captive Heart: The James Mink Story as Indigo
1996 Mr. and Mrs. Loving as Sophia
1995 Just Cause as Evangeline
1995 Tuesday Morning Ride
1994 Whitewash as Grandmother (voice)
1994 The Stand (4 episodes) as Mother Abagail
1993 Cop and ½ as Rachel
1993 The Ernest Green Story as Mrs. Lydia Wilson
1992 Middle Ages (6 episodes) as Estelle Williams
1992 Color Adjustment as Narrator
1991 Jungle Fever as Lucinda Purify
1990 Decoration Day as Rowena
1990 The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson as Jackie's Mother
1990 Love at Large as Corrine Dart
1990 Zora is My Name! as Zora Neale Hurston
1989 Making 'Do the Right Thing' as Herself
1989 Do the Right Thing as Mother Sister
1988 American Experience (1 episode) as Narrator (voice)
1988 China Beach (1 episode)
1988 Lincoln (2 episodes) as Elizabeth Keckley
1985 Spenser: For Hire (1 episode)
1985 The Golden Girls (1 episode) as Mammy Watkins
1985 The Atlanta Child Murders (2 episodes) as Faye Williams
1984 Go Tell It On The Mountain as Mrs. Grimes
1982 Cat People as Female
1980 All God's Children as Irene Whitfield
1979 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings as Grandmother Baker
1979 Roots: The Next Generations (7 episodes) as la reine Victoria Haley
1978 The Kennedy Center Honors (1 episode)
1976 Countdown at Kusini as Leah Matanzima
1974 Police Woman (1 episode)
1974 Wedding Band as Julia Augustine
1974 It's Good to Be Alive as Ruth Campanella
1972 Black Girl as Netta's mother
1972 Buck and the Preacher as Ruth
1970 King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis
1969 Deadlock as Lucinda
1968 Uptight as Laurie
1967 The Incident as Joan Robinson
1963 The Great Adventure (1 episode)
1963 The Fugitive (1 episode)
1963 Gone Are the Days! as Lutiebelle Gussie Mae Jenkins
1963 The Balcony as Thief
1961 A Raisin in the Sun as Ruth Younger
1959 Take a Giant Step as Christine
1959 Virgin Island as Ruth
1958 St. Louis Blues as Elizabeth
1957 Edge of the City as Lucy Tyler
1954 Go Man Go as Irma Jackson
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)
1951 The Tall Target as Rachel, Slave Maid
1950 No Way Out as Connie Brooks (uncredited)
1950 The Jackie Robinson Story as Rae Robinson

Writing

1968 Uptight Writer

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