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Ruby Dee, RIP

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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13 Comments

  1. June 12, 2014

    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.

  2. SallyinChicago
    June 12, 2014

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

  3. Al Robinson
    June 12, 2014

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

    R.I.P. Ruby Dee

  4. John Oliver
    June 12, 2014

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

  5. murtaza
    June 12, 2014

    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

  6. June 12, 2014

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

  7. David Lindsey
    June 12, 2014

    Loved her in JUNGLE FEVER. RIP.

  8. Joao Mattos
    June 12, 2014

    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.

  9. Alfredo
    June 12, 2014

    RIP Ruby Dee

  10. June 12, 2014

    American gangster was great and she was too1

  11. Natasha
    June 14, 2014

    RIP Ruby Dee :(

  12. superkk
    June 14, 2014

    rip:(

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

  13. Chance
    June 16, 2014

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

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