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Ruby Dee is a Actor and Writer American born on 27 october 1922 at Cleveland (USA)

Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee
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Birth name Ruby Ann Wallace
Nationality USA
Birth 27 october 1922 at Cleveland (USA)
Death 11 june 2014 (at 91 years) at New Rochelle (USA)
Awards National Medal of Arts

Ruby Dee (October 27, 1922 – June 11, 2014) was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist and activist. She is perhaps best known for co-starring in the films A Raisin in the Sun (1961), Do the Right Thing (1989), and American Gangster (2007) for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She was the recipient of Grammy, Emmy, Obie, Drama Desk, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Awards as well as the National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honors. She was married to actor Ossie Davis until his death in 2005.

Biography

Ruby Dee découvre sa passion avec sa mère dès l'âge de 13 ans. Elle fait ses premiers pas dans l'église de son village, et puis elle commence une carrière d'actrice et scénariste dans le théâtre de son collège.

Best films

Cop and ½ (1993)
(Actress)
Do the Right Thing (1989)
(Actress)

Usually with

Ossie Davis
Ossie Davis
(10 films)
Spike Lee
Spike Lee
(2 films)
Jules Dassin
Jules Dassin
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ruby Dee (46 films)

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Actress

A Thousand Words, 1h27
Directed by Brian Robbins
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Eddie Murphy, Clark Duke, Ariel Winter, Kerry Washington, Cliff Curtis, Allison Janney
Roles Annie McCall
Rating59% 2.9523552.9523552.9523552.9523552.952355
Jack McCall (Eddie Murphy) is a literary agent who uses his 'gift of gab' to get various book deals, and he's not afraid to stretch the truth to get them. While he is trying to get a book deal from a New Age self-help guru named Dr. Sinja (Cliff Curtis), the guru sees through his deceit and agrees to the deal, only to later deliver a five-page book. That night, a Bodhi Tree magically appears in his backyard. Dr. Sinja goes to Jack's house and they both discover that for every word that Jack says, a leaf will fall off of the tree. When the tree runs out of leaves, the tree will die, as will Jack. In time, he finds that even written words count towards his limit; plus anything that happens to the tree will also affect Jack. When Jack tries to cut it down with an axe, an axe wound appears on him. When squirrels climb the tree, it tickles him. When a gardener tries to poison it with DDT, Jack gets high on the fumes and when the gardener tries to water the tree, Jack starts to sweat/perspire profusely.
Politics of Love
Directed by William Dear
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Mallika Sherawat, Brian J. White, Loretta Devine, Gerry Bednob, Ruby Dee, Gabrielle Dennis
Roles Grandmother
Rating31% 1.5625451.5625451.5625451.5625451.562545
The film involves the unexpected romance that develops between an Indian-American, Democratic campaign worker Aritha (formerly Rithika) Gupta (Mallika Sherawat) who falls for an African-American Republican Kyle Franklin (Brian White) in the month leading up to the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election.
The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Actors Kevin Zegers, Jason Ritter, Peter Fonda, Taryn Manning, Lauren Holly, Aimee Teegarden
Roles Miss Candy
Rating58% 2.905852.905852.905852.905852.90585
According to rock and roll lore, age twenty-seven is a fateful milestone laced with tragic deaths, the 27 Club including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Brian Jones, all shooting stars who were felled in their prime by drugs and fame. In this film, childhood friends come face to face with the demons of rock and roll (lust, drugs, and passion) on a cross-country road trip that compels them to face their past, present, and future. Rocker Spyder (Kevin Zegers), whose debut album was a huge hit saw his follow-on album bomb, causing him to retreat to his small hometown and give up. Seven years later, 27-year-old Spyder reconnects with his long-lost best friend and writer of his debut album Eric (Jason Ritter), son of a late great punk rock guitar legend, who has long settled into the sedate life of a suburban middle school music teacher. The reunion forces the two to recall their youthful ambitions and re-examine the choices they've made.
America
America (2009)
, 2h
Directed by Yves Simoneau
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Rosie O'Donnell, Ruby Dee, Philip Johnson, Raquel Castro, Jade Yorker, Logan Huffman
Roles Mrs. Harper
Rating62% 3.1485753.1485753.1485753.1485753.148575
A biracial 17-year-old boy named America (Philip Johnson), who has experienced a difficult life of foster care and sexual abuse, undergoes counseling with psychiatrist Maureen Brennan (Rosie O'Donnell) to help him come to terms with his painful past of childhood trauma, including growing up with (and abandoned by) a crack-addicted mother (Toya Turner) and being shuffled through a series of foster homes including the Harpers (with Mrs. Harper played by Ruby Dee and Reggie Harper by Tim Rhoze). The film starts with Maureen Brennan (Rosie O'Donnell) at a group home where she is giving a small introduction about the outlook for most of the group home children's futures (most would most likely end up either living on the streets, in jail, or dead). A young America, emotionally vacant and suicidal, comes to the attention of Brennan. When she (Dr. B) tries to talk to America, he refuses to give her any answers about his childhood. Eventually Dr. B helps him understand his troubled past in order to find the courage to move on and survive. Helps him to forgive and forget, in order to be able to move forward in life.
American Gangster, 2h37
Directed by Ridley Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Mob film, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Films about racism, Hip hop films, Political films, Gangster films
Actors Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Ted Levine, Cuba Gooding Jr., Josh Brolin, RZA
Roles Mama Lucas
Rating77% 3.8990853.8990853.8990853.8990853.899085
In 1968, Frank Lucas, the limo driver-turned-right-hand man of Harlem gangster Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson, inherits Johnson's gang when Johnson dies of a heart attack. Disliking the new, flashy gangsters of the neighborhood, Lucas decides to take control of Harlem's crime scene.
Steam
Steam (2007)
, 2h
Directed by Kyle Schickner
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Ally Sheedy, Ruby Dee, Kate Siegel, Kate Siegel, Alan Ritchson, Zach Mills
Roles Doris
Rating53% 2.6812752.6812752.6812752.6812752.681275
A college student, a single middle aged mother and an older widow meet in a steam room.
No. 2
No. 2 (2006)

Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Ruby Dee, Rene Naufahu, Tuva Novotny, Antony Starr, Nathaniel Lees, Pio Terei
Roles Nanna Maria
Rating65% 3.2956553.2956553.2956553.2956553.295655
Nanna Maria, the matriarch of a Fijian extended family living in a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand, feels that the heart and passion has gone out of her clan. One morning, she demands that her grown grandchildren put on a big family feast at which she will name her successor. The grandchildren—Soul, Charlene, Hibiscus, Erasmus, and her favorite, Tyson—reluctantly turn up, Tyson with his new Danish girlfriend, Maria. Family conflicts play out as the difficult day progresses, but in the end the grandchildren—and eventually Nanna's children too—join with cousins and others in a traditional celebration.
Baby Geniuses, 1h37
Directed by Bob Clark
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy
Themes Children's films
Actors Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Peter MacNicol, Kim Cattrall, Dom DeLuise, Ruby Dee
Roles Margo
Rating26% 1.306611.306611.306611.306611.30661
Two scientists, Dr. Elena Kinder (Kathleen Turner) and Dr. Heep (Christopher Lloyd), use genius-baby studies to fund BabyCo's theme park "Joyworld". According to Dr. Kinder's research on toddlers/babies, babies are born possessing vast, universal knowledge and speak a secret yet impossible-to-translate baby pre-language called Babytalk. However at age 2–3, the knowledge and language are lost as the babies cross over by learning how to speak human languages. Most of the babies raised in Dr. Kinder's underground research facility were adopted from the Pasadena City orphanage, transformed into little geniuses through use of the Kinder Method, and then used in experiments to decipher this secret yet impossible-to-translate language used by the 7 baby-geniuses.
Passing Glory, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about racism, Sports films, Basketball films
Actors Andre Braugher, Rip Torn, Ruby Dee, Bill Nunn, Khalil Kain, Daniel Hugh Kelly
Roles Mommit Porter
Rating64% 3.24083.24083.24083.24083.2408
An angry black priest (Andre Braugher) in 1960s New Orleans goes against the wishes of his parish leader (Rip Torn) as he pushes a basketball game between his unbeaten all-black team and an undefeated all-white prep school team.