Niles-Maine District Library


In Memory of Ruby Dee: 1922-2014


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

Decoration Day

Do the Right Thing (also on Blu-ray)

Edge of the City

The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)

Jungle Fever

Just Cause

Lincoln (1988)

No Way Out (1950)

Purlie Victorious

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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