Date of birth: 27/10/1924 Year
Age: 90 years
Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Date of Death: 06/11/2014 Year
Place of death: New Rochelle, New York, United States
Height: 158 cm
American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist and public figure.
Ruby Dee was born on October 27, 1924, the first year in Cleveland, Ohio – in the family of Gladys and Edward. Parents do not have nothing to do with art, but never let his daughter in her desire to become an actress.
Unfortunately, the mother of Ruby at the time his father left the family and the future actress had for some time to raise a daughter alone. After some time, the parent remarried – to a teacher Emma Amelia Benson, which replaced the Ruby’s mother.
The actress grew up in Harlem, in New York. In 1945, the year she graduated from the College of Hunter College – with a degree and excellent knowledge of French and Spanish. Around the same time, Ruby is a member of Delta Sigma Theta.
Ruby Dee first appeared before the public on the stage of Broadway, and in 1950, she made her debut in the film – in the movie The Jackie Robinson Story.
The creative career as an actress – is extremely productive work in all areas of art for almost eight decades. Especially popular Ruby Dee reached in the sixties of the last century, when the demand for talented actress activity was extremely high.
Ruby Dee perfectly played in television series and eight times was nominated for Emmy Awards. The actress won the award only in the nineties – for his role in the TV movie Decoration Day.
In 2007, the year she won the actress and musical career. Then Ruby Dee won the award Grammy Award – for its excellent record, which appeared a little earlier.
In the same year, Ruby Dee was nominated for “Oscar” – for best actress in the film Mama Lucas American Gangster. For the same role, the actress won the award and SAG.
By the way, now Ruby Dee is the second oldest nominee for the prestigious award (first place is 87-year-old Gloria Stuart, who played in “Titanic”).
Life actress has developed. Her first marriage ended in divorce, but the second marriage was a happy one. Together with her husband – Ozzie Davis – Ruby Dee raised three children (two daughters and a son).
Currently, the actress is still interested in creativity. Despite his advanced age, Ruby Dee and possibly active part in all spheres of life.
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