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Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee
Photo by Carl Van Vechten, 1962
Personal information
Birth nameRuby Ann Wallace
Birth dateOctober 27, 1924(age 92)
Place of birthCleveland, Ohio, U.S.
OccupationActress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, activist
SpouseFrankie Dee Brown (approx 1941-1945; divorced)
Ossie Davis (1948-2005; his death)

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Ruby Dee (born October 27, 1924) is an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and activist, 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.


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