Ruby Dee Overview:

Legendary actress, Ruby Dee, was born Ruby Ann Wallace on Oct 27, 1924 in Cleveland, OH. Dee died at the age of 89 on Jun 11, 2014 in New Rochelle, NY .



Although Dee was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
2007Best Supporting ActressAmerican Gangster (2007)Mama LucasNominated

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TCM Remembers w/ Two-Film Tribute

By Will McKinley on Jun 23, 2014 From Cinematically Insane

?Why can?t we image makers become peacemakers, too?? asked after accepting a lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild in 2000, alongside husband Ossie Davis. Until her death on June 11 at age 91, Dee endeavored to do just that. And, on June 28, Turner Classic Movies will hono... Read full article

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Has three children, Nora, Guy Davis and Hasna.

In 2008, at the age of 83, she became the second oldest actress to be nominated for an Academy Award. The oldest is Gloria Stuart.

Attended Hunter College.

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