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 .

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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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Uptight! (1968): Jules Dassin and

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 24, 2022 From 4 Star Films

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4th, 1968. Uptight was released in December of the same year. It’s a rather unnerving circumstance because the movie was conceived well before the horrid tragedy, and yet this cataclysmic moment haunts the picture. If the struggle for unity was ... Read full article


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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Ruby Dee Facts
1989: Voted into the NAACP image award Hall of Fame with husband Ossie Davis.

One of 105 people invited to join AMPAS in 2008.

Attended Hunter College.

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