Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee
1922 - 2014

Ruby Dee  American Actress


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 (19...

Confirmed Relationships2
Longest Relationship57 yrs
Shortest Relationship3 yrs, 5 mths
Average Relationship Length30 yrs, 2 mths
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
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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
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King Dog2013 Mary Johnson Movie
Betty and Coretta2013 Narrator TV Movie
19822013 Rose Brown Movie
A Thousand Words2012 Annie McCall Movie
Video Girl2011 Valerie Movie
Politics of Love2011 Movie
Red & Blue Marbles2009 Professor Wright Movie
The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll2009 Miss Candy Movie
America2009 Mrs. Harper TV Movie
All About Us2007 Ms. Ella Movie
American Gangster2007 Mama Lucas Movie
Steam2007 Doris Movie
Naming Number Two2006 Nanna Maria Movie
The Way Back Home2006 Maude Movie
Dream Street2005 Movie
Their Eyes Were Watching God2005 Nanny TV Movie
Shelly Fisher2003 Mrs. Greenspan Movie
Baby of the Family2002 Movie
Feast of All Saints2001 Elsie Claviere TV Movie
Taking Back Our Town2001 Emelda West TV Movie
A Storm in Summer2000 Grandmother TV Movie
Finding Buck McHenry2000 Mrs. Henry TV Movie
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2000 Mary Wilson TV Show
Baby Geniuses1999 Margo Movie
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years1999 Annie Elizabeth 'Bessie' Delany TV Movie
Passing Glory1999 Mommit Porter TV Movie
Little Bill1999 Alice the Great TV Show
The Wall1998 Mrs. Mitchell (segment "The Badge") TV Movie
A Simple Wish1997 Hortense Movie
Captive Heart: The James Mink Story1996 Indigo TV Movie
Mr. and Mrs. Loving1996 Sophia TV Movie
Cosby1996 Mattie TV Show
Promised Land1996 Alicia TV Show
Stories from the Edge1996 TV Movie
Just Cause1995 Evangeline Movie
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1995 Grandma TV Show
Tuesday Morning Ride1995 Short Film
The Stand1994 Mother Abagail Freemantle TV Show
Touched by an Angel1994 LaBelle TV Show
Whitewash1994 Grandmother (voice) Short Film
Street Gear1994 Mosley Davis TV Show
Cop and ½1993 Rachel Movie
The Ernest Green Story1993 Mrs. Lydia Wilson TV Movie
The Poetry Hall of Fame1993 TV Movie
Middle Ages1992 Estelle Williams TV Show
Jungle Fever1991 Lucinda Purify Movie
Jazztime Tale1991 Narrator (voice) TV Movie
Love at Large1990 Corrine Dart Movie
Decoration Day1990 Rowena, Finch's Housekeeper TV Movie
The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson1990 Jackie's mother TV Movie
Evening Shade1990 Aurelia Danforth TV Show
Do the Right Thing1989 Mother Sister Movie
Lincoln1988 Elizabeth Keckley TV Movie
Windmills of the Gods1988 Dorothy - Secretary to Mary Ashley TV Movie
China Beach1988 Ruby TV Show
American Experience1988 Narrator TV Show
Crown Dick1987 Johnson's Mother TV Movie
The Atlanta Child Murders1985 Faye Williams TV Show
American Masters1985 Narrator TV Show
Spenser: For Hire1985 Eleanor Simpson TV Show
The Golden Girls1985 Mammy Watkins TV Show
Go Tell It on the Mountain1984 Mrs. Grimes Movie
Cat People1982 Female Movie
Long Day's Journey Into Night1982 Mary Tyrone TV Movie
American Playhouse1981 Zora Neale Hurston, Mrs. Grimes TV Show
Ossie and Ruby!1980 Co-host (1980-81) TV Show
All God's Children1980 Irene Whitfield TV Movie
The Torture of Mothers1980 Movie
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings1979 Grandmother Baxter TV Movie
Roots: The Next Generations1979 Queen Haley TV Show
Watch Your Mouth1978 Mrs. Fullo TV Show
Cool Red1976 Leah Matanzima Movie
Police Woman1974 Cora Sanders TV Show
It's Good to Be Alive1974 Ruth Campanella TV Movie
Wedding Band1974 Julia Augustine Movie
Chelsea D.H.O.1973 Dr. Bianca Pearson TV Movie
Tenafly1973 Jan Lennox TV Show
The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People1973 TV Show
Black Girl1972 Netta's mother Movie
Buck and the Preacher1972 Ruth Movie
To Be Young, Gifted, and Black1972 TV Movie
The Sheriff1971 Sue-Anne Lucas TV Movie
The Bold Ones: The Protectors1969 Lucinda TV Show
Uptight1968 Laurie Movie
The Incident1967 Joan Robinson Movie
Peyton Place1964 Alma Miles TV Show
Gone Are the Days!1963 Lutiebelle Gussie Mae Jenkins Movie
The Balcony1963 Thief Movie
East Side/West Side1963 Marilyn Marsden TV Show
The Fugitive1963 Laura Smith TV Show
The Great Adventure1963 Harriet Tubman TV Show
The Doctors and the Nurses1962 Jenny Bishop TV Show
Seven Times Monday1962 Lila TV Movie
A Raisin in the Sun1961 Ruth Younger Movie
Alcoa Premiere1961 Irene Clayton TV Show
The Defenders1961 Catherine Collins TV Show
Our Virgin Island1959 Ruth Movie
Take a Giant Step1959 Christine Movie
Play of the Week1959 Jane, Lila TV Show
St. Louis Blues1958 Elizabeth Movie
Edge of the City1957 Lucy Tyler Movie
Armchair Theatre1956 Vicky Kingsbury TV Show
The Great American Pastime1956 Mrs. Ashlow (uncredited) Movie
Go, Man, Go!1954 Irma Jackson Movie
Guiding Light1952 Martha Frazier (1967) TV Show
The Tall Target1951 Rachel - Slave Maid Movie
Frontiers of Faith1951 Grace Gilmore TV Show
No Way Out1950 Connie Brooks Movie
The Jackie Robinson Story1950 Rae Robinson Movie
The Fight Never Ends1949 Janie Movie
That Man of Mine1947 Movie
First Year, The1946 TV Movie
What a Guy1939 Movie
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