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Ruby Dee

(Ruby Ann Wallace)
actress
Born: 10/27/1924
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio

Emmy Award-winning stage, film and television actress whose Broadway and Off-Broadway performances include A Raisin in the Sun (1959), Purlie Victorious (1961) and Boesman and Lena (1970). Her films include Do the Right Thing (1989), and for television, Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (1999). She was married to actor Ossie Davis from 1948 until his death in 2005.


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