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Full Name at Birth
Ruby Ann Wallace
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Actress, Poet, Playwright, Screenwriter, Journalist And Activist.
Claim to Fame
Rae Robinson In The Jackie Robinson Story (1950), Ruth Younger In A Raisin In The Sun (1961).
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Ruby Dee (née Wallace; October 27, 1922 – June 11, 2014) was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist and activist. She is perhaps best known for co-starring in the film A Raisin in the Sun (1961) and the film American Gangster (2007) for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She was the recipient of Grammy, Emmy, Obie, Drama Desk, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Awards as well as the National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honors. She was married to actor Ossie Davis until his death in 2005. On June 11, 2014, Dee died at her home in New Rochelle, New York.
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