Ruby Dee, RIP

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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.


  1. Paddy Mulholland 1 year ago

    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.

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  2. SallyinChicago 1 year ago

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

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  3. Al Robinson 1 year ago

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

    R.I.P. Ruby Dee

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  4. John Oliver 1 year ago

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

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  5. murtaza 1 year ago

    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

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  6. Mike 1 year ago

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

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  7. David Lindsey 1 year ago

    Loved her in JUNGLE FEVER. RIP.

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  8. Joao Mattos 1 year ago

    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.

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  9. Alfredo 1 year ago

    RIP Ruby Dee

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  10. sound Design 1 year ago

    American gangster was great and she was too1

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  11. Natasha 1 year ago

    RIP Ruby Dee :(

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  12. superkk 1 year ago


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

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  13. Chance 1 year ago

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

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