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Ruby Dee died peacefully in her sleep at 91 years old. Thanks to Natasha for the news. Dee was nominated for American Gangster, though not Do the Right Thing, a major oversight.

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  • She was an icon of the industry and a woman capable of bringing such grace and soul to her performances on the screen. I am still touched by her brilliant perf in Jungle Fever.

  • SallyinChicago

    She deserved the Oscar for American Gangster, go back and look at that movie.

  • Al Robinson

    The first time I ever became aware of her was in American Gangster. She was terrific as Mama Lucas.

    R.I.P. Ruby Dee

  • John Oliver

    She and Ossie were my era’s Lunt & Fontaine.

  • murtaza

    I’ll never forget her scene with Denzel in American Gangster, we all know which one I’m talking about. She was also brilliant in Raisin in the Sun

  • Ruby Dee, Rest in Peace.. so great in Do the Right Thing.. and was perfect in her spotlight scene in American Gangster.

  • David Lindsey

    Loved her in JUNGLE FEVER. RIP.

  • Joao Mattos

    I will always be disapointed of how she appears only for a few minutes on “American Gangster”. She was terrific on it, but she deserved more screen time. I remember when I saw the trailer that I thought her role will be much bigger than it actually is. Terrific actress.

  • Alfredo

    RIP Ruby Dee

  • American gangster was great and she was too1

  • Natasha

    RIP Ruby Dee 🙁

  • superkk


    loved you in jungle fever/american gangster, you will be missed<3

  • Chance

    She was a true artist, and a wonderful activist. Rest in peace, lady Dee.

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