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Ruby Dee

Ruby DeeAKA Ruby Ann Wallace

Born: 27-Oct-1924
Birthplace: Cleveland, OH
Died: 12-Jun-2014
Location of death: New Rochelle, NY
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated (ashes commingled with those of Ossie Davis)

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Jackie Robinson Story

Father: Edward Nathaniel Wallace
Mother: Gladys Hightower (birth mother)
Brother: Edward
Husband: Frankie Dee Brown (midget, m. 31-Aug-1941, div. 1945)
Husband: Ossie Davis (m. 9-Dec-1948, d. 4-Feb-2005, one son, two daughters)
Son: Guy Davis (blues musician, b. 12-May-1952)
Daughter: Nora Day
Daughter: Hasna Muhammad (doctor)

    University: BA, Hunter College (c. 1941)

    Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1975
    Emmy 1991 for Decoration Day
    Kennedy Center Honor 2004
    National Medal of Arts 1995
    Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame
    Spingarn Medal 2008
    Hillary Clinton for President
    Southern Christian Leadership Conference
    Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
    Congress of Racial Equality
    Peace Action 50th Anniversary Honorary Host Committee (2007)
    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Honorary
    Risk Factors: Breast Cancer

    Little Bill Alice the Great (1999)
    Street Gear Mosley Davis (1994-95)
    Peyton Place Alma Miles (1968-69)
    The Guiding Light Martha Frazier (1967)

    A Thousand Words (9-Mar-2012) · Annie McCall
    Harry Belafonte: Sing Your Song (Jan-2011) · Herself
    The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll (Apr-2009)
    America (28-Feb-2009)
    American Gangster (19-Oct-2007)
    No. 2 (20-Jan-2006)
    Their Eyes Were Watching God (6-Mar-2005)
    Taking Back Our Town (10-Dec-2001)
    Feast of All Saints (11-Nov-2001)
    Finding Buck McHenry (16-Apr-2000) · Mrs. Henry
    A Storm in Summer (18-Jan-2000)
    Baby Geniuses (12-Mar-1999) · Margo
    The Wall (24-May-1998)
    A Simple Wish (11-Jul-1997) · Hortense
    Mr. & Mrs. Loving (31-Mar-1996)
    Just Cause (17-Feb-1995) · Evangeline
    The Stand (8-May-1994)
    Cop & 1/2 (2-Apr-1993) · Rachel
    The Ernest Green Story (17-Jan-1993)
    Jungle Fever (5-Jun-1991) · Lucinda Purify
    Decoration Day (2-Dec-1990)
    The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson (15-Oct-1990)
    Love at Large (9-Mar-1990) · Corrine Dart
    Do the Right Thing (14-Jan-1989) · Mother Sister
    Lincoln (27-Mar-1988)
    Windmills of the Gods (7-Feb-1988)
    The Atlanta Child Murders (10-Feb-1985)
    Cat People (2-Apr-1982) · Female
    All God's Children (28-Apr-1980)
    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (28-Apr-1979)
    Roots: The Next Generations (18-Feb-1979)
    Countdown at Kusini (16-Apr-1976)
    It's Good to Be Alive (22-Feb-1974)
    Black Girl (9-Nov-1972) · Netta's mother
    Buck and the Preacher (17-Mar-1972) · Ruth
    King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (24-Mar-1970) · Herself
    Up Tight! (28-Dec-1968)
    The Incident (5-Nov-1967)
    Gone Are the Days! (9-Aug-1963) · Lutiebelle Gussie Mae Jenkins
    The Balcony (21-Mar-1963) · Thief
    A Raisin in the Sun (29-May-1961) · Ruth
    Take a Giant Step (1-Dec-1959)
    St. Louis Blues (7-Apr-1958)
    Virgin Island (1958)
    Edge of the City (29-Jan-1957) · Lucy Tyler
    Go, Man, Go! (27-Jan-1954)
    The Tall Target (17-Aug-1951) · Rachel
    The Jackie Robinson Story (16-May-1950) · Rae Robinson

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