Known for her ground-breaking activism during the Civil Rights era, as well as her equally radical acting career, Ruby Dee died at the age of 91. She was one of the first black actresses to make her mark on Hollywood, along side her husband of over 55 years, Ozzie Davis. In the beginning of her career, as well as working with Davis, she often worked with Sidney Poitier, and later in life, she worked twice with Spike Lee and received her only Oscar nomination, for Best Supporting Actor, in 2007’s American Gangster, directed by Ridley Scott.
Check out these Ruby Dee movies at the Niles Public Library:
American Gangster (also on Blu-ray)
Betty and Coretta
Do the Right Thing (also on Blu-ray)
Edge of the City
The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)
No Way Out (1950)
A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
Roots: The Next Generations
The Stand (1994)
The Tall Target
Their Eyes Were Watching God
A Thousand Words
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I order the DVDs, Blu-rays, and Audiobooks at the Niles Library. I love movies almost as much as I love being a librarian. Also, I am an Anglophile, Hitchcock-phile, destined to move to London/England one day, loves to travel (Europe), loves to read, wishes for some more time to write.