Person Details

Birthday: 1922-10-27 17:06:02

Death: 2014-06-11 17:06:02

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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Movie Involvements: 66

TV Involvements: 14


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Average
8

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

(2000) Mary Wilson
The Fugitive
Average
7

The Fugitive

(1963) Laura Smith
American Gangster
Average
8

American Gangster

(2007) Mama Lucas
The Stand
Average
7

The Stand

(1994) Mother Abagail
The Defenders
Average
6

The Defenders

(1961) Catherine Collins
Do the Right Thing
Average
8

Do the Right Thing

(1989) Mother Sister
Cat People
Average
6

Cat People

(1982) Female
Just Cause
Average
6

Just Cause

(1995) Evangeline Ferguson

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2018 Herself (archive footage)
2014 Self
2013 Narrator
Self
2012 Annie McCall
2011 Valerie
N/A
Miss Candy
2009 Mrs. Harper
2007 Doris
Mama Lucas
Ms. Ella
Herself
Self
2006 Self
Nanna Maria
2005 Self
Nanny
2004 N/A
2003 Self
N/A
2002 Interviewee
2001 Emelda West
Elsie Claviere
2000 Mary Wilson
Mrs. Henry
Grandmother
1999 N/A
N/A
Annie Elizabeth 'Bessie' Delany
Margo
Self
Mommit Porter
1998 Narrator
Herself - Narrator
1997 Hortence
Self (archive footage)
1996 Indigo
Sophia
1995 Grandma (voice)
Evangeline Ferguson
N/A
1994 Grandmother (voice)
Mother Abagail
1993 Rachel
Mrs. Lydia Wilson
1992 Estelle Williams
Narrator
1991 Narrator (voice)
Lucinda Purify
1990 Rowena
Jackie's Mother
Corrine Dart
Zora Neale Hurston
1989 Self
Mother Sister
1988 Narrator (voice)
N/A
Elizabeth Keckley
1985 N/A
Mammy Watkins
Faye Williams
1984 Mrs. Grimes
1982 Female
1980 Irene Whitfield
1979 Grandmother Baker
la reine Victoria Haley
1978 Self
1976 Leah Matanzima
1974 N/A
Julia Augustine
Ruth Campanella
1972 Netta's mother
Ruth
Lorraine Hansberry and other assorted characters
Narrator (voice)
1971 Sue Ann Lucas
self
1970 Self
1969 Lucinda
1968 Laurie
Self - Guest
1967 Joan Robinson
1963 Harriet Tubman
Laura Smith
Lutiebelle Gussie Mae Jenkins
Thief
1961 Catherine Collins
Ruth Younger
1959 Christine
Ruth
1958 Elizabeth
1957 Lucy Tyler
1954 Irma Jackson
1951 Rowena Finch
Rachel
1950 Connie Brooks (uncredited)
Rae Robinson
1947 Drugstore Girl
1946 Joan
N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Writing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1968 Writer
Year Role Movie/Tv

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