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Dee, Ruby (1923–)

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DEE, RUBY (1923–). Actress. Born in Cleveland and raised in Harlem, Dee attended Hunter College in New York and landed her first major stage role in the 1942 production of South Pacific with Canada Lee. After meeting during the stage production of Jeb , she and Ossie Davis would marry two years later and become a well-known and productive creative team. Her early film roles include No Way Out , 1950; Edge of the City , 1957; A Raisin in the Sun , 1964; and The Balcony , 1963. She was the first African American actress to play major roles for the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Connecticut. Other film roles include The Incident , 1967; Up Tight! , 1968; Buck and the Preacher , 1972; and Countdown at Kusini , 1976, independently produced by the women’s social organization Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Filmography: No Way Out , 1950; The Jackie Robinson Story , 1950; A Raisin in thee Sun , 1961; Purlie Victorious , 1963; Gone Are the Days! , 1963; The Balcony , 1963; The Incident , 1967; Up Tight! , 1968; Buck and the Preacher , 1972; Countdown at Kusini , 1976; Roots: The Next Generation , 1979; I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings , 1979; Cat People , 1982; Go Tell It on the Mountain , 1984; Love at Large , 1989; Do the Right Thing , 1989; Zora Is My Name! 1990; Decoration Day , 1990; The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson , 1990; Jungle Fever , 1991; The Ernest Green Story , 1993; The Stand , 1994; Just Cause , 1994; A Simple Wish , 1997; Baby Geniuses , 1998; The Wall , 1999; Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years , 1999; Finding Buck Henry , 2000.

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