Ruby Dee

Total Box Office:
 $148.6M
Highest Rated:
100% A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
Lowest Rated:
0% The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll (2011)
Birthday:
Oct 27
Birthplace:
Not Available
Bio:
African-American stage, film, and TV luminary Ruby Dee was born in Cleveland, the daughter of a Pullman-porter father and schoolteacher mother. While growing up in Harlem, Dee developed an interest in the theater. In 1941, she began studying under Morris Carnovsky at the American Negro Theatre.…

Professional Photos (1)

Community Photos (18)

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
American Revolutionary: The Evolution Of Grace Lee Boggs
  • Actor
-- 2014
Betty and Coretta
  • Actor
-- 2013
1982
  • Actor
-- 2013
50% Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary
  • Actor
$35.8k 2013
0% A Thousand Words
  • Annie McCall
$18.4M 2012
Video Girl
  • Actor
-- 2011
95% Sing Your Song
  • Ruby Dee
$47.7k 2011
0% The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll
  • Miss Candy the bartender
-- 2011
Politics Of Love
  • Actor
-- 2011
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots
  • Actor
-- 2010
Red & Blue Marbles
  • Actor
-- 2009
14% Steam
  • Doris
-- 2009
Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement
  • Actor
-- 2009
America
  • Mrs. Harper
-- 2009
Place Out of Time: The Bordentown School
  • Actor
-- 2009
50% No. 2 (Naming Number Two)
  • Actor
-- 2008
80% American Gangster
  • Mama Lucas
$130.1M 2007
In the Shadow of Hollywood: Race Movies and the Birth of Black Cinema
  • Actor
-- 2007
All About Us
  • Ms. Ella
-- 2007
The Way Back Home
  • Maude Perry
-- 2005
Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Nanny
-- 2005
History Makers: Faith
  • Actor
-- 2005
The Life of Jackie Robinson
  • Actor
-- 2003
Poetry Corner
  • Actor
-- 2003
Hughes' Dream Harlem
  • Actor
-- 2002
Unchained Memories: Slave Narratives
  • Actor
-- 2002
Unchained Memories - Readings from the Slave Narratives
  • Actor
-- 2002
The Feast of All Saints
  • Elsie Claviere
-- 2001
Taking Back Our Town
  • Actor
-- 2001
Finding Buck McHenry
  • Mrs. McHenry
-- 2000
A Storm in Summer
  • Grandmother
-- 2000
Passing Glory
  • Mommit Porter
-- 1999
2% Baby Geniuses
  • Margo
-- 1999
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years
  • Annie Elizabeth "Bessie" Delany
-- 1999
The Wall
  • Actor
-- 1998
Small Steps, Big Strides: The Black Experience in Hollywood
  • Actor
-- 1997
25% A Simple Wish
  • Hortense
-- 1997
Whitewash
  • Actor
-- 1995
Mississippi, America
  • Actor
-- 1995
22% Just Cause
  • Evangeline
-- 1995
Story Porch With Ruby Dee
  • Actor
-- 1993
The Ernest Green Story
  • Actor
-- 1993
17% Cop and a Half
  • Rachel
-- 1993
Jazz Time Tale
  • Narrator
-- 1992
Color Adjustment
  • Actor
-- 1991
86% Jungle Fever
  • Lucinda Purify
-- 1991
Hands Upon the Heart
  • Actor
-- 1991
The Court Martial Of Jackie Robinson
  • Actor
-- 1990
Lady Day: The Many Faces Of Billie Holiday
  • Actor
-- 1990
Zora is My Name!
  • Actor
-- 1990
Decoration Day
  • Rowena
-- 1990
71% Love at Large
  • Corrine Dart
-- 1989
96% Do the Right Thing
  • Mother Sister
-- 1989
Gore Vidal's Lincoln
  • Actor
-- 1988
Windmills of the Gods
  • Actor
-- 1988
Atlanta Child Murders
  • Faye Williams
-- 1985
Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • Actor
-- 1984
63% Cat People
  • Female
-- 1982
To Be Young, Gifted and Black
  • Actor
-- 1981
All God's Children
  • Irene Whitfield
-- 1980
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
  • Grandmother Baxter
-- 1979
It's Good to Be Alive
  • Actor
-- 1974
Buck and the Preacher
  • Ruth
-- 1972
Black Girl
  • Netta's Mother
-- 1972
King - Montgomery to Memphis
  • Actor
-- 1970
King: A Filmed Record From Montgomery to Memphis
  • Actor
-- 1970
King: A Filmed Record Montgomery To Memphis
  • Actor
-- 1970
Up Tight!
  • Laurie
-- 1968
83% The Incident
  • Joan Robinson
-- 1967
60% The Balcony
  • Thief
-- 1963
Purlie Victorious
  • Lutiebelle
-- 1963
100% A Raisin in the Sun
  • Ruth Younger
-- 1961
Take a Giant Step
  • Christine the Maid
-- 1959
Virgin Island
  • Ruth
-- 1958
St. Louis Blues
  • Elizabeth
-- 1958
Edge of the City
  • Lucy Tyler
-- 1957
Go, Man, Go!
  • Ima Jackson
-- 1954
The Tall Target
  • Rachel
-- 1951
83% No Way Out
  • Connie Brooks
-- 1950
63% The Jackie Robinson Story
  • Rae Robinson
-- 1950


TV SERIES   

Rating Title Credit Year
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2014
  • Mary Wilson
2007

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Quotes from Ruby Dee's Characters

    1. Da Mayor: [after last night's riot] Hope the block is still standing.
    2. Mother Sister: We're still standing.
    From Do the Right Thing. Submitted by David E (15 months ago)
    1. Mother Sister: Good morning.
    2. Da Mayor: Is it a good morning?
    3. Mother Sister: Yes, indeed. You almost got yourself killed last night.
    From Do the Right Thing. Submitted by David E (15 months ago)
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