Happy Burfday! Ruby Dee

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Mrs Ruby Dee was born in Ohio in 1924, she grew up in Harlem and joined the American Negro Theatre in 1941. She is well known for collaborations with her husband, actor Ossie Davis.

Dee’s film career spans a generation and includes 1950’s The Jackie Robinson Story, 1961’s A Raisin in the Sun and 1988’s Do the Right Thing. In 2008, Dee received her first Oscar nomination for playing Mama Lucas in the hit film American Gangster.

Happy Burfday Mrs. Ruby Dee!

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