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Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee (October 27, 1922 - 11 June, 2014) was 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.

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Oct 27, 1922 In Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Jackie Robinson Story 1950-05-16
Latest Project:
Movie The Torture of Mothers: The Case of the Harlem Six 2022
Known For
Poster of Our Paul: Remembering Paul Robeson
Poster of Baby Geniuses
Poster of Just Cause
Poster of Do the Right Thing
Movie The Torture of Mothers: The Case of the Harlem Six Unknown 2022
Movie Poitier's Walter Lee Unknown 2018-09-25
Movie Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee Self 2014-06-22
Movie Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal Self 2013-02-01
Movie Betty and Coretta Narrator 2013-02-02
Movie A Thousand Words Annie McCall 2012-03-07
Movie Video Girl Valerie 2011-10-11
Movie The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll Miss Candy 2011-08-05
Movie Politics of Love 2011-08-26
Movie America Mrs. Harper 2009-02-28
Movie Our Paul: Remembering Paul Robeson Self 2007-01-31
Movie In the Shadow of Hollywood: Race Movies and the Birth of Black Cinema Herself 2007-09-15
Movie American Gangster Mama Lucas 2007-11-02
Movie Steam Doris 2007-11-15
Movie No. 2 Nanna Maria 2006-02-16
Movie Discovering William Greaves Herself 2006-12-06
Movie Their Eyes Were Watching God Nanny 2005-03-06
Series Iconoclasts Unknown 2005-11-17
Movie TV in Black: The First Fifty Years Unknown 2004-01-01
Movie Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives 2003-02-10
Movie Beah: A Black Woman Speaks Herself 2003-08-22
Movie Theater Talk: A Raisin in the Sun Interviewee 2002-06-14
Movie Feast of All Saints Elsie Claviere 2001-11-11
Movie Taking Back Our Town Emelda West 2001-12-10
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mary Wilson 2000-10-06
Movie A Storm in Summer Grandmother 2000-01-18
Movie Finding Buck McHenry Mrs. Henry 2000-04-16
Movie Paul Robeson: Here I Stand Self 1999-02-24
Movie Passing Glory Mommit Porter 1999-02-21
Movie Baby Geniuses Margo 1999-03-12
Series Little Bill Unknown 1999-11-28
Movie The Unfinished Journey 1999-12-31
Movie Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years Annie Elizabeth 'Bessie' Delany 1999-04-18
Series Christianity: The First 1000 Years Herself - Narrator 1998-11-29
Movie A Time To Dance: The Life and Work of Norma Canner Narrator 1998-12-07
Movie A Simple Wish Hortence 1997-07-11
Movie Mr. and Mrs. Loving Sophia 1996-03-13
Movie Captive Heart: The James Mink Story Indigo 1996-04-14
Movie Tuesday Morning Ride 1995-01-01
Movie Just Cause Evangeline Ferguson 1995-02-17
Series The Stand Mother Abagail 1994-05-08
Movie Whitewash Grandmother (voice) 1994-08-16
Movie The Ernest Green Story Mrs. Lydia Wilson 1993-01-17
Movie Cop and ½ Rachel 1993-04-02
Movie Color Adjustment Narrator 1992-01-29
Series Middle Ages Estelle Williams 1992-09-03
Movie Jungle Fever Lucinda Purify 1991-06-07
Movie Decoration Day Rowena 1990-12-02
Movie Zora is My Name! Zora Neale Hurston 1990-01-01
Movie Love at Large Corrine Dart 1990-03-09
Movie The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson Jackie's Mother 1990-10-15
Movie Do the Right Thing Mother Sister 1989-06-14
Movie Making 'Do the Right Thing' Herself 1989-11-03
Series Lincoln Elizabeth Keckley 1988-03-27
Series China Beach Unknown 1988-04-26
Series American Experience Narrator (voice) 1988-10-04
Series The Golden Girls Mammy Watkins 1985-09-14
Series The Atlanta Child Murders Faye Williams 1985-02-10
Series Spenser: For Hire Unknown 1985-09-20
Movie Go Tell It On The Mountain Mrs. Grimes 1984-01-01
Movie Cat People Female 1982-04-02
Movie All God's Children Irene Whitfield 1980-04-28
Series Roots: The Next Generations la reine Victoria Haley 1979-02-18
Movie I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Grandmother Baker 1979-04-28
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Movie Countdown at Kusini Leah Matanzima 1976-04-16
Movie It's Good to Be Alive Ruth Campanella 1974-02-22
Movie Wedding Band Julia Augustine 1974-04-24
Series Police Woman Unknown 1974-09-13
Movie To Be Young, Gifted and Black Lorraine Hansberry and other assorted characters 1972-01-20
Movie On Merit Narrator (voice) 1972-01-01
Movie Buck and the Preacher Ruth 1972-03-17
Movie Black Girl Netta's mother 1972-11-09
Series Great Performances self 1971-01-28
Movie The Sheriff Sue Ann Lucas 1971-03-30
Movie King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis Self 1970-03-24
Movie Deadlock Lucinda 1969-02-22
Movie Uptight Laurie 1968-12-28
Series The Dick Cavett Show Herself - Guest 1968-06-06
Movie The Incident Joan Robinson 1967-11-05
Movie The Balcony Thief 1963-03-21
Movie Gone Are the Days! Lutiebelle Gussie Mae Jenkins 1963-08-09
Series The Great Adventure Unknown 1963-09-27
Series The Fugitive Unknown 1963-09-17
Movie A Raisin in the Sun Ruth Younger 1961-05-28
Movie Virgin Island Ruth 1959-08-07
Movie Take a Giant Step Christine 1959-12-01
Movie St. Louis Blues Elizabeth 1958-04-07
Movie Edge of the City Lucy Tyler 1957-01-04
Movie Go Man Go Irma Jackson 1954-01-27
Movie The Tall Target Rachel 1951-08-17
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie The Jackie Robinson Story Rae Robinson 1950-05-16
Movie No Way Out Connie Brooks (uncredited) 1950-08-16