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Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee (October 27, 1922 - 11 June, 2014) was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and activist, perhaps best-known for co-starring in the film A Raisin in the Sun (1961). Description above from the Wikipedia article Ruby Dee, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Ruby Dee's Highest grossing Movies

Ruby Dee's Highest Rated Movies

Ruby Dee is known for:

Ruby Dee Movie Credits

No. 2

Character : Nanna Maria


Character : Doris

The Jackie Robinson Story

Character : Rae Robinson



Character : Laurie

Finding Buck McHenry

Character : Mrs. Henry

Countdown at Kusini

Character : Leah Matanzima

Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years

Character : Annie Elizabeth 'Bessie' Delany

Wedding Band

Character : Julia Augustine

To Be Young, Gifted and Black

Character : Lorraine Hansberry and other assorted characters

Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee

Character : Self

On Merit

Character : Narrator (voice)

The Torture of Mothers: The Case of the Harlem Six

Character : No character defined

Do the Right Thing

Character : Mother Sister


Character : Mrs. Harper

Cop and ½

Character : Rachel

Buck and the Preacher

Character : Ruth

A Raisin in the Sun

Character : Ruth Younger

Video Girl

Character : Valerie

Decoration Day

Character : Rowena

Mr. and Mrs. Loving

Character : Sophia

It's Good to Be Alive

Character : Ruth Campanella

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Character : Grandmother Baker

Take a Giant Step

Character : Christine

Gone Are the Days!

Character : Lutiebelle Gussie Mae Jenkins

Taking Back Our Town

Character : Emelda West

A Time To Dance: The Life and Work of Norma Canner

Character : Narrator

In the Shadow of Hollywood: Race Movies and the Birth of Black Cinema

Character : Herself

Discovering William Greaves

Character : Herself

Cat People

Character : Female

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Character : Nanny

A Storm in Summer

Character : Grandmother

Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal

Character : Self

Tuesday Morning Ride

Character : No character defined

Passing Glory

Character : Mommit Porter


Character : Grandmother (voice)

The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson

Character : Jackie's Mother

Captive Heart: The James Mink Story

Character : Indigo

Beah: A Black Woman Speaks

Character : Herself

Theater Talk: A Raisin in the Sun

Character : Interviewee

Go Man Go

Character : Irma Jackson

The Unfinished Journey

Character : No character defined

Jungle Fever

Character : Lucinda Purify

Just Cause

Character : Evangeline Ferguson

The Tall Target

Character : Rachel

Edge of the City

Character : Lucy Tyler

The Incident

Character : Joan Robinson

Betty and Coretta

Character : Narrator


Character : Lucinda

Making 'Do the Right Thing'

Character : Herself

All God's Children

Character : Irene Whitfield

The Ernest Green Story

Character : Mrs. Lydia Wilson

Zora is My Name!

Character : Zora Neale Hurston

The Balcony

Character : Thief

Poitier's Walter Lee

Character : No character defined

Our Paul: Remembering Paul Robeson

Character : Self

Feast of All Saints

Character : Elsie Claviere

St. Louis Blues

Character : Elizabeth

Baby Geniuses

Character : Margo

The Sheriff

Character : Sue Ann Lucas

A Simple Wish

Character : Hortence

Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives

Character : No character defined

Politics of Love

Character : No character defined

Color Adjustment

Character : Narrator

Paul Robeson: Here I Stand

Character : Self

Black Girl

Character : Netta's mother

Virgin Island

Character : Ruth

Love at Large

Character : Corrine Dart

King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis

Character : Self

Go Tell It On The Mountain

Character : Mrs. Grimes

The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll

Character : Miss Candy

American Gangster

Character : Mama Lucas

A Thousand Words

Character : Annie McCall

No Way Out

Character : Connie Brooks (uncredited)

TV in Black: The First Fifty Years

Character : No character defined

Ruby Dee Tv Credits

The Golden Girls

Character : Mammy Watkins

China Beach

Character : No character defined

Little Bill

Character : No character defined

Roots: The Next Generations

Character : la reine Victoria Haley

Spenser: For Hire

Character : No character defined

The Great Adventure

Character : No character defined

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Character : Mary Wilson

Hallmark Hall of Fame

Character : No character defined

The Stand

Character : Mother Abagail

Police Woman

Character : No character defined

The Fugitive

Character : No character defined


Character : No character defined

The Kennedy Center Honors

Character : No character defined

Middle Ages

Character : Estelle Williams


Character : Elizabeth Keckley

American Experience

Character : Narrator (voice)

Christianity: The First 1000 Years

Character : Herself - Narrator

The Atlanta Child Murders

Character : Faye Williams

The Dick Cavett Show

Character : Herself - Guest

Great Performances

Character : self