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Ruby Dee
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Actress
    (October 27, 1922-June 11, 2014)
    Birth name is Ruby Ann Wallace
    Acted in 'No Way Out (1950),' 'The Jackie Robinson Story (1950),' 'A Raisin in the Sun (1961),' 'Peyton Place (1968-1969),' 'Roots: The Next Generations (1979),' 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1979),' 'Cat People (1982),' 'Gore Vidal's Lincoln (1988),' 'Do the Right Thing (1989),' 'The Golden Girls (1990),' 'Jungle Fever (1991),' 'Evening Shade (1993),' 'Stephen King's The Stand (1994),' 'A Simple Wish (1997)' and 'Baby Geniuses (1999)'
    Married to Ossie Davis (1948-February 4, 2005)
    She was typecast as little old ladies.
    She allowed her husband, Ossie Davis, to hog the limelight most of the time.
    She and Davis had a show ('Ossie and Ruby!') that flopped.
    She appeared in 'Baby Geniuses,' considered by some to be one of the worst movies.
    She was active in many civil rights causes.
    She protested Senator Joe McCarthy's commie hunting tactics.
    As Leonard Maltin put it, she 'got most of the few really good parts written for black women in the 1950's and 1960's.'
    She was the first black woman to play lead roles at the American Shakespeare Festival.
    She predicted some of the 1964 Oscar winners on a TV talk show.
    She was married to Ossie Davis for over 50 years.

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