Thursday, June 12, 2014

Ruby Dee (1922-2014)

Actress Ruby Dee has passed away at the age of 91.

The Emmy Award winning and Oscar nominated actress, best known for her roles in A Raisin in the Sun and American Gangster, also starred in two baseball movies, both as a Brooklyn Dodgers wife.

In 1950 she starred as Rachel Robinson in the Jackie Robinson Story, alongside the future Hall of Fame ballplayer himself.

Ruby was friends with both Rachel and Jackie Robinson before the movie.

In 1977 Ruby starred alongside Paul Winfield as Ruthie Campanella in "Alive," a TV movie based on Roy Campanella's autobiography.

Ruby Ann Wallace was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 27, 1922.

I'll always remember Ruby Dee for her being married to actor Ossie Davis, who passed away in 2005.

Ruby died of natural causes in New Rochelle, NewYork.

May God Bless her and her family.

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