Ruby Dee (née Wallace; October 27, 1922 – June 11, 2014) was an American actress, screenwriter and playwright. She acted in many television series and movies. She won many awards, including Grammy Awards and Emmy Awards. She starred in Do the Right Thing, Jungle Fever and in American Gangster. She also did many stage plays. She was married to activist and actor Ossie Davis.
Ruby Dee in 1972
Ruby Ann Wallace
October 27, 1922
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||June 11, 2014 (aged 91)|
New Rochelle, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, activist|
|Spouse(s)||Frankie Dee Brown (m. approx 1941–1945; divorced)|
(m. 1948–2005; his death)
- NEUMAIER, Joe (June 12, 2014). "Ruby Dee dead at 91". New York Daily News. Retrieved June 12, 2014.