Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee
1922 - 2014

Ruby Dee  American Actress


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Ruby Dee passed away on 11th Jun 2014 aged 91.


Ruby Dee was previously married to Ossie Davis (1948 - 2005) and Frankie Dee Brown.


American Actress Ruby Dee passed away on 11th Jun 2014 New Rochelle, New York, United States aged 91. Born Ruby Ann Wallace on 27th October, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States and educated at Hunter College High School, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States (1939), Ruby Dee is most remembered for Rae Robinson In The Jackie Robinson Story (1950), Ruth Younger In A Raisin In The Sun (1961). in a career that spanned 1940–present and 1940–2014. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Ruby Dee was in an on-screen matchup with Sidney Poitier in A Raisin in the Sun (1961).

Ruby Dee is a member of the following lists: Activists for African-American civil rights, African-American women journalists and Delta Sigma Theta members.


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Relationship Statistics

Married2 57 years, 1 month 30 years, 3 months 3 years, 5 months
Total2 57 years, 1 month 30 years, 3 months 3 years, 5 months


First Name Ruby
Last Name Dee
Maiden Name Wallace
Full Name at Birth Ruby Ann Wallace
Age 91 (age at death) years
Birthday 27th October, 1922
Birthplace Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died 11th June, 2014
Place of Death New Rochelle, New York, United States
Cause of Death Natural Causes
Height 5' 2¼" (158 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
High School Hunter College High School, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States (1939)
University Romance Languages, Hunter College, Of The City University Of New York, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States (1945)
Occupation Text Actress, Poet, Playwright, Screenwriter, Journalist And Activist.
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Rae Robinson In The Jackie Robinson Story (1950), Ruth Younger In A Raisin In The Sun (1961).
Year(s) Active 1940–present, 1940–2014
Official Websites
Father Marshall Edward Nathaniel Wallace (A Cook, Waiter And Porter. )
Mother Gladys Hightower, Emma Amelia Benson (Step Mother) (A Schoolteacher.)
Friend Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X

Ruby Dee (October 27, 1922 – June 11, 2014) was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist and activist. She is perhaps best known for originating the role of Ruth Younger in the stage and film versions of A Raisin in the Sun (1961). Her other notable film roles include The Jackie Robinson Story (1950), and Do the Right Thing (1989).

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Ruby Dee91 ScorpioActress
Ossie Davis87 SagittariusActor
Frankie Dee Brown-


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Politics of Love2011Movie
Red & Blue Marbles2009Professor WrightMovie
The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll2009Miss CandyMovie
America2009Mrs. HarperTV Movie
All About Us2007Ms. EllaMovie
American Gangster2007Mama LucasMovie
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Dream Street2005Movie
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Shelly Fisher2003Mrs. GreenspanMovie
Baby of the Family2002Movie
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Baby Geniuses1999MargoMovie
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years1999Annie Elizabeth 'Bessie' DelanyTV Movie
Passing Glory1999Mommit PorterTV Movie
Little Bill1999Alice the GreatTV Show
The Wall1998Mrs. Mitchell (segment "The Badge")TV Movie
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Captive Heart: The James Mink Story1996IndigoTV Movie
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Cosby1996MattieTV Show
Promised Land1996AliciaTV Show
Stories from the Edge1996TV Movie
Just Cause1995EvangelineMovie
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1995GrandmaTV Show
Tuesday Morning Ride1995Short Film
The Stand1994Mother Abagail FreemantleTV Show
Touched by an Angel1994LaBelle SpringbeltTV Show
Whitewash1994Grandmother (voice)Short Film
Street Gear1994Mosley DavisTV Show
Cop and ½1993RachelMovie
The Ernest Green Story1993Mrs. Lydia WilsonTV Movie
The Poetry Hall of Fame1993TV Movie
Middle Ages1992Estelle WilliamsTV Show
Jungle Fever1991Lucinda PurifyMovie
Jazztime Tale1991Narrator (voice)TV Movie
Love at Large1990Corrine DartMovie
Decoration Day1990Rowena, Finch's HousekeeperTV Movie
The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson1990Jackie's motherTV Movie
Evening Shade1990Aurelia DanforthTV Show
Do the Right Thing1989Mother SisterMovie
Lincoln1988Elizabeth KeckleyTV Movie
Windmills of the Gods1988Dorothy - Secretary to Mary AshleyTV Show
China Beach1988RubyTV Show
American Experience1988NarratorTV Show
Crown Dick1987Johnson's MotherTV Movie
The Atlanta Child Murders1985Faye WilliamsTV Show
American Masters1985NarratorTV Show
Spenser: For Hire1985Eleanor SimpsonTV Show
The Golden Girls1985Mammy WatkinsTV Show
Go Tell It on the Mountain1984Mrs. GrimesMovie
Cat People1982FemaleMovie
Long Day's Journey Into Night1982Mary TyroneTV Movie
American Playhouse1981Zora Neale Hurston, Mrs. GrimesTV Show
Ossie and Ruby!1980Co-host (1980-81)TV Show
All God's Children1980Irene WhitfieldTV Movie
The Torture of Mothers1980Movie
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings1979Grandmother BaxterTV Movie
Roots: The Next Generations1979Queen HaleyTV Show
Watch Your Mouth1978Mrs. FulloTV Show
Cool Red1976Leah MatanzimaMovie
Police Woman1974Cora SandersTV Show
It's Good to Be Alive1974Ruth CampanellaTV Movie
Wedding Band1974Julia AugustineMovie
Chelsea D.H.O.1973Dr. Bianca PearsonTV Movie
Tenafly1973Jan LennoxTV Show
The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People1973TV Show
Black Girl1972Netta's motherMovie
Buck and the Preacher1972RuthMovie
To Be Young, Gifted, and Black1972TV Movie
The Sheriff1971Sue-Anne LucasTV Movie
The Bold Ones: The Protectors1969LucindaTV Show
The Incident1967Joan RobinsonMovie
Peyton Place1964Alma MilesTV Show
Gone Are the Days!1963Lutiebelle Gussie Mae JenkinsMovie
The Balcony1963ThiefMovie
East Side/West Side1963Marilyn MarsdenTV Show
The Fugitive1963Laura SmithTV Show
The Great Adventure1963Harriet TubmanTV Show
The Doctors and the Nurses1962Jenny BishopTV Show
Seven Times Monday1962LilaTV Movie
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Alcoa Premiere1961Irene ClaytonTV Show
The Defenders1961Catherine CollinsTV Show
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Take a Giant Step1959ChristineMovie
Play of the Week1959Jane, LilaTV Show
St. Louis Blues1958ElizabethMovie
Edge of the City1957Lucy TylerMovie
Armchair Theatre1956Vicky KingsburyTV Show
The Great American Pastime1956Mrs. Ashlow (uncredited)Movie
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Guiding Light1952Martha Frazier (1967)TV Show
The Tall Target1951Rachel - Slave MaidMovie
Frontiers of Faith1951Grace GilmoreTV Show
No Way Out1950Connie BrooksMovie
The Jackie Robinson Story1950Rae RobinsonMovie
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That Man of Mine1947Movie
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