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Ruby Dee

  • Oct 27, 1922 - Jun 11, 2014 (age 91)
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2014
Ruby Dee
PersonalJune 2014

Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee passed away.
2013
1982
MovieSep 8, 2013

1982

1982, a film inspired by true events at the onset of the crack …
1982, a film inspired by true events at the onset of the crack epidemic in Philadelphia, tells the story of a father and his efforts to protect his gifted daughter from the insidious epidemic which has literally come home via her drug-addicted mother. As his wife becomes more distant and unreliable, he struggles to raise his daughter on his own, while still striving to help his wife become clean. In the process, he learns some hard truths about his marriage and his life, which will ultimately test him as a parent, a husband, and a man
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Betty and Coretta
MovieFeb 2, 2013

Betty and Coretta

Betty & Coretta is a 2013 American drama film directed by Yves …
Betty & Coretta is a 2013 American drama film directed by Yves Simoneau and written by Shem Bitterman and Ron Hutchinson. The film stars Mary J. Blige, Angela Bassett, Gloria Reuben, Malik Yoba, Tyler Hynes and Benz Antoine. The film premiered on Lifetime on February 2, 2013.
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2012
A Thousand Words
MovieMar 9, 2012

A Thousand Words

Jack McCall, played by Eddie Murphy, finds an unusual …
Jack McCall, played by Eddie Murphy, finds an unusual tree in his yard after an encounter with a spiritual guru. After discovering that with each word he speaks, a leaf drops off of the tree, Jack refuses to speak at all, as doing so will keep the tree, and him, alive. However, his work, marriage, and friendships are all affected by his choice. Can Jack figure out an alternative method of survival? Or will he simply have to live the rest of his life to the fullest?
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2011
Video Girl
MovieMay 20, 2011

Video Girl

An aspiring ballerina, after a knee injury, ends up in a new …
An aspiring ballerina, after a knee injury, ends up in a new career as a video girl. She soon figures out that fame is not all that it is cracked up to be.
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2010
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Nomination2010

Outstanding Performance by a Female A…

Nominated for "America".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Nomination2010

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movi…

Nominated for "America".
NAACP Image Award
2009
America
MovieFeb 28, 2009

America

In "America," Dr. Maureen Brennan, a psychiatrist at a …
In "America," Dr. Maureen Brennan, a psychiatrist at a youth treatment center, encounters her newest patient, a bi-racial boy named America. Through their sessions, Dr. Brennan helps ...
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2008
The Wendy Williams Show
TV ShowJul 14, 2008

The Wendy Williams Show

The Wendy Williams Show …
The Wendy Williams Show (often shortened to Wendy) is an American syndicated infotainment talk show created and hosted by Wendy Williams and produced by Wendy Williams Productions, and Perler Productions. The Wendy Williams Show is distributed by Debmar-Mercury, the show aired starting July 14, 2008 in select major U.S. markets and July 13, 2009 nationwide. It primarily aired on Fox, CW and MyNetworkTV affiliates (along with several affiliates of other major networks). In January 2016, the talk show was renewed through the 2019–20 season. The show was nominated for five Daytime Emmy Awards. The show regularly competes with The Ellen DeGeneres Show as the top-ranked syndicated talk show with a single female host in the key demographic of women 25-54 in the United States.
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Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Nomination2008

Outstanding Performance by a Female A…

Nominated for "American Gangster".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nomination2008

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a …

Nominated for "American Gangster".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Nomination2008

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Moti…

Nominated for "American Gangster".
NAACP Image Award
Award2008

NAACP Image Award – Chairman's Award

Won NAACP Image Award – Chairman's Award.
Award2008

NAACP Image Award – President's Award

Won NAACP Image Award – President's Award.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Award2008

Outstanding Performance by a Female A…

Won award for "American Gangster".
Screen Actors Guild Award
2007
Steam
MovieNov 15, 2007

Steam

Steam tells the stories of three women, linked only by the …
Steam tells the stories of three women, linked only by the steam room at the local gym. The women seem "stuck" in life, until eachfinds a new, fulfilling relationship.
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American Gangster
MovieOct 19, 2007

American Gangster

Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy …
Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. As a result, his product is superior to what is currently available on the street and his prices are lower. His alliance with the New York Mafia ensures his position. It is also the story of a dedicated and honest policeman, Richie Roberts, who heads up a joint narcotics task force with the Federal government. Based on a true story.
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Best Supporting Actress
Nomination2007

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated for "American Gangster".
Academy Award
Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nomination2007

Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

Nominated for "American Gangster".
Satellite Award
2006
Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball
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MovieMay 22, 2006

Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball

Oprah Winfrey honored …
Oprah Winfrey honored Black women who paved the way for the next generations to come in arts and entertainment. It was a three day celebration merging of the past and present.
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The Way Back Home
MovieApr 1, 2006

The Way Back Home

Life affirming spiritual drama about love and loss set in the lush …
Life affirming spiritual drama about love and loss set in the lush surroundings of Central Florida. Spencer Krane has returned to the town where he was raised. It is the news that his grandmother has suffered a debilitating stroke that prompts his visit. What starts as a simple visit home becomes so much more. It becomes a journey of consequence.
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No. 2
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MovieJan 20, 2006

No. 2

No. 2, released as Naming Number Two in North America, is a …
No. 2, released as Naming Number Two in North America, is a 2006 New Zealand film written and directed by Toa Fraser in his feature film debut. It was released 16 February 2006 in New Zealand and 3 August 2007 in the U.S. It was adapted from New Zealand-Fijian playwright Fraser's 2000 play.
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Award2006

Best Spoken Word Album

Won award for "With Ossie And Ruby: In This Life Together".
Grammy Award
Nomination2006

Best Spoken Word Album

Nominated for "With Ossie And Ruby: In This Life Together".
Grammy Award
2005
Their Eyes Were Watching God
MovieMar 6, 2005

Their Eyes Were Watching God

A drama set in the 1920s, …
A drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie Crawford's search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the morals of her small town. Based on the novel by Zora Neale Hurston.
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2004
Award2004

Kennedy Center Honors

Won Kennedy Center Honors.
2003
Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program
Nomination2003

Outstanding Performer In An Animated P…

Nominated for "Little Bill".
Daytime Emmy Award
2001
Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series or Special
Nomination2001

Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Chil…

Nominated for "Little Bill".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program
Nomination2001

Outstanding Performer In An Animated P…

Nominated for "Little Bill".
Daytime Emmy Award
Award2001

Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement A…

Won Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.
2000
Nomination2000

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movi…

Nominated for "Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years".
NAACP Image Award
1999
Little Bill
TV ShowNov 28, 1999

Little Bill

Little Bill is an American animated children's television series …
Little Bill is an American animated children's television series produced for Nick Jr. The stories are based on Bill Cosby's Little Bill book series, set in Philadelphia, and feature Bill Jr. learning a lesson or moral. It was developed through research and in consultation with a panel of educational consultants.
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Baby Geniuses
MovieMar 12, 1999

Baby Geniuses

Two scientists, Dr. Elena Kinder and Dr. Heep use genius …
Two scientists, Dr. Elena Kinder and Dr. Heep use genius baby studies to fund their Babyco theme park. At age two, the children are due to 'cross over', learn to talk, and forget their universal knowledge. One mischievous toddler, Sly, makes repeated attempts to escape the "Kinder" lab and one night, he actually succeeds. What Sly does not expect is to run into his twin, Whit, in a mall playground. Although Sly and Whit share a telepathic bond, they have no idea of each other's existence. When the guards from the lab capture Whit, mistaken him for Sly, and take him back to the Kinder lab, Sly is taken home by Whit's adopted mother, who has mistaken him for Whit.
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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Nomination1999

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Dra…

Nominated for "Promised Land".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Award1999

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Dra…

Won award for "Promised Land".
NAACP Image Award
1998
Book TV
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TV ShowSep 12, 1998

Book TV

Book TV is the name given to weekend programming on …
Book TV is the name given to weekend programming on the American cable network C-SPAN2 airing from 8 a.m. Eastern Time Saturday morning to 8 a.m. Eastern Time Monday morning each week. The 48-hour block of programming is focused on non-fiction books and authors, featuring programs in the format of interviews with authors as well as live coverage of book events from around the country. Book TV debuted on C-SPAN2 on September 12, 1998.
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1997
A Simple Wish
MovieJul 11, 1997

A Simple Wish

Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he's trying to help 8-year …
Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he's trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfill her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a ...
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Nomination1997

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movi…

Nominated for "Captive Heart: The James Mink Story".
NAACP Image Award
1996
Cosby
TV ShowSep 16, 1996

Cosby

Cosby is an American television sitcom broadcast on CBS …
Cosby is an American television sitcom broadcast on CBS from September 16, 1996, until April 28, 2000. The program starred Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashad, who had previously worked together in the 1984–1992 NBC sitcom The Cosby Show. Madeline Kahn portrayed their neighbor, Pauline, until her death in 1999. The series is loosely based on the British sitcom One Foot in the Grave airing on BBC from 1990 until 2001. This was also the second and final sitcom that Madeline Kahn made for The Carsey-Werner Company, her first being Oh Madeline (based on the British sitcom Pig in the Middle) in 1983.
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1995
Just Cause
MovieFeb 17, 1995

Just Cause

Just Cause is a 1995 American crime thriller film directed by …
Just Cause is a 1995 American crime thriller film directed by Arne Glimcher and starring Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne. It is based on John Katzenbach's novel of the same name.
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Nomination1995

Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Play

Nominated for "Flyin' West".
Helen Hayes Awards
Nomination1995

Outstanding Performer In An Animated P…

Nominated for "Whitewash".
Daytime Emmy Award
1994
The Stand
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TV ShowMay 8, 1994

The Stand

The Stand is a 1994 American television horror miniseries …
The Stand is a 1994 American television horror miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. King also wrote the teleplay and has a minor role in the series. It was directed by Mick Garris and stars Gary Sinise, Miguel Ferrer, Rob Lowe, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Jamey Sheridan, Laura San Giacomo, Molly Ringwald, Corin Nemec, Adam Storke, Ray Walston, Ed Harris, and Matt Frewer. It originally aired on ABC starting on May 8, 1994.
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1993
Outstanding Guest Actress - Comedy Series
Nomination1993

Outstanding Guest Actress - Comedy Se…

Nominated for "Evening Shade".
Primetime Emmy Award
1992
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Nomination1992

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Nominated for "Decoration Day".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Nomination1992

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "Jungle Fever".
NAACP Image Award
1991
Jungle Fever
MovieMay 16, 1991

Jungle Fever

A successful and married black man contemplates having an …
A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.
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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Award1991

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini…

Won award for "Decoration Day".
Primetime Emmy Award
Nomination1991

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini…

Nominated for "Hallmark Hall of Fame".
Primetime Emmy Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nomination1991

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini…

Nominated for "Decoration Day".
Primetime Emmy Award
Award1991

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini…

Won award for "Hallmark Hall of Fame".
Primetime Emmy Award
1990
Decoration Day
MovieDec 2, 1990

Decoration Day

A cantankerous widower (Garner) who is virtually living the life …
A cantankerous widower (Garner) who is virtually living the life of a recluse is forced to rejoin his community when his Godchild (Skaggs) gets in trouble and a childhood friend (Cobbs), a ...
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Evening Shade
TV ShowSep 21, 1990

Evening Shade

Evening Shade is an American television sitcom that aired …
Evening Shade is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS from September 21, 1990, to May 23, 1994. The series stars Burt Reynolds as Wood Newton, an ex-professional football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who returns to rural Evening Shade, Arkansas, to coach a high-school football team with a long losing streak. Reynolds personally requested to use the Steelers as his character's former team, because he was a fan.
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Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Nomination1990

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama S…

Nominated for "China Beach".
Primetime Emmy Award
1989
Do the Right Thing
MovieMay 19, 1989

Do the Right Thing

It's the hottest day of the year in the Bedford-Stuyvesant …
It's the hottest day of the year in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, and tensions are growing there, with the only local businesses being a Korean grocery and Sal's Pizzeria. Mookie, Sal's delivery boy, manages to always be at the center of the action.
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Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Nomination1989

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "Do the Right Thing".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Award1989

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Won award for "Do the Right Thing".
NAACP Image Award
1988
American Experience
TV ShowOct 4, 1988

American Experience

American Experience is a television program airing on Public …
American Experience is a television program airing on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) television stations in the United States. The program airs documentaries, many of which have won awards, about important or interesting events and people in American history.
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China Beach
TV ShowApr 27, 1988

China Beach

China Beach is an American dramatic television series set …
China Beach is an American dramatic television series set at an evacuation hospital during the Vietnam War. The title refers to My Khe beach in the city of Đà Nẵng, Vietnam, nicknamed "China Beach" in English by American and Australian soldiers during the Vietnam War. The ABC TV drama aired for four seasons, from 1988 to 1991.
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Nomination1988

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini…

Nominated for "Lincoln".
Primetime Emmy Award
1987
Award1987

NAACP Image Award – Hall of Fame Aw…

Won NAACP Image Award – Hall of Fame Award.
1986
The Oprah Winfrey Show
TV ShowSep 8, 1986

The Oprah Winfrey Show

The Oprah Winfrey Show, …
The Oprah Winfrey Show, often referred to simply as Oprah, is an American syndicated talk show that aired nationally for 25 seasons from September 8, 1986, to May 25, 2011, in Chicago, Illinois. Produced and hosted by its namesake, Oprah Winfrey, it remains the highest-rated daytime talk show in American television history.
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American Masters
TV ShowJun 22, 1986

American Masters

American Masters is a PBS television series which …
American Masters is a PBS television series which produces biographies on enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists, filmmakers, and those who have left an indelible impression on the cultural landscape of the United States. It is produced by WNET in New York City. The show debuted on PBS in 1986.
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1985
Spenser: For Hire
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TV ShowSep 20, 1985

Spenser: For Hire

Spenser: For Hire is an American crime drama series based on …
Spenser: For Hire is an American crime drama series based on Robert B. Parker's Spenser novels. The series, developed for TV by John Wilder and starring Robert Urich, was broadcast on ABC from September 20, 1985 until May 7, 1988.
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The Golden Girls
TV ShowSep 14, 1985

The Golden Girls

The Golden Girls is an American sitcom created by Susan …
The Golden Girls is an American sitcom created by Susan Harris that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, 1992, with a total of 180 half-hour episodes spanning seven seasons. The show stars Beatrice Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty as four older women who share a home in Miami, Florida. It was produced by Witt/Thomas/Harris Productions, in association with Touchstone Television, and Paul Junger Witt. Tony Thomas and Harris served as the original executive producers.
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1983
Reading Rainbow
TV ShowJun 6, 1983

Reading Rainbow

Reading Rainbow is an American half-hour educational …
Reading Rainbow is an American half-hour educational children's television series that aired on PBS Kids from June 6, 1983 to November 10, 2006, with a total of 155 half-hour episodes spanning over 21 seasons. The show encouraged children to read. In 2012, an iPad and Kindle Fire educational interactive book reading and video field trip application was launched bearing the name of the program.
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1982
Cat People
MovieApr 2, 1982

Cat People

Cat People is a 1982 American erotic horror film directed by …
Cat People is a 1982 American erotic horror film directed by Paul Schrader. It stars Nastassja Kinski and Malcolm McDowell; John Heard, Annette O'Toole, Ruby Dee, Ed Begley Jr., Scott Paulin, and Frankie Faison play supporting roles. Wilbur Stark and Jerry Bruckheimer served as executive producers. Alan Ormsby wrote the screenplay, basing it loosely on the story by DeWitt Bodeen, the screenwriter for the original Cat People (1942). Giorgio Moroder composed the film's score, including the theme song, which features lyrics and vocals by David Bowie.
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1979
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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MovieApr 28, 1979

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Based on writer Maya …
Based on writer Maya Angelou's childhood, this story is about a young girl in the South who is sent to live with her grandmother after her parents divorce.
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Roots: The Next Generations
TV ShowFeb 18, 1979

Roots: The Next Generations

Roots: The Next Generations …
Roots: The Next Generations is an American television miniseries, introduced in 1979, continuing, from 1882 to the 1960s, the fictionalized story of the family of Alex Haley and their life in Henning, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA. (Henning is about 48 miles north of Memphis, which is on the Mississippi River and in the southwest corner of the state, and which was then the largest city in it.) This sequel to the 1977 miniseries is based on the last seven chapters of Haley's novel entitled Roots: The Saga of an American Family plus additional material by Haley.
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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nomination1979

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini…

Nominated for "Roots: The Next Generations".
Primetime Emmy Award
1973
Award1973

Outstanding Performance

Won award for "Wedding Band".
Drama Desk Award
Nomination1973

Outstanding Performance

Nominated for "Wedding Band".
Drama Desk Award
1972
Black Girl
MovieNov 9, 1972

Black Girl

Black Girl is an American family drama film directed by Ossie …
Black Girl is an American family drama film directed by Ossie Davis based on a play written by J.E. Franklin. The film explores issues and experiences of black womanhood in the 1970s, including how black women were depicted and common stereotypes of the period. According to Melvin Donalson in Black Directors in Hollywood, "Black Girl is a film that explores the intricate and sometimes painful connections between mothers and daughters."
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Buck and the Preacher
MovieMar 17, 1972

Buck and the Preacher

Buck and the Preacher is a …
Buck and the Preacher is a 1972 American Western film released by Columbia Pictures, written by Ernest Kinoy and directed by Sidney Poitier. Poitier also stars in the film alongside Harry Belafonte and Ruby Dee.
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1971
Award1971

Best Performance By An Actress

Won award for "Boesman and Lena".
Obie Award
Nomination1971

Outstanding Performance

Nominated for "Boesman and Lena".
Drama Desk Award
Award1971

Outstanding Performance

Won award for "Boesman and Lena".
Drama Desk Award
1968
Uptight
MovieDec 28, 1968

Uptight

Uptight (also known as Up Tight!) is a 1968 American drama film …
Uptight (also known as Up Tight!) is a 1968 American drama film directed by Jules Dassin. It was intended as an updated version of John Ford's 1935 film The Informer, based on the book of the same name by Liam O'Flaherty, but the setting was transposed from Dublin, Ireland to Cleveland, Ohio, United States. The soundtrack was performed by Booker T. & the MG's. The film opens with documentary footage of the funeral procession of Martin Luther King, Jr., which is used as a backdrop for the film's fictional narrative.
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1967
The Incident
MovieNov 5, 1967

The Incident

Stark melodrama about two thrill seeking tough guys who …
Stark melodrama about two thrill seeking tough guys who terrorize late-night passengers on a New York City train. The random victims are more concerned with their own problems than helping each other and pray that they won't be next. But it's going to take a lot more than prayer to end this nightmare of fear and violence. Film debut of both Martin Sheen and Tony Musante as the hoodlums.
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1964
Peyton Place
TV ShowSep 15, 1964

Peyton Place

Peyton Place is an American prime-time soap opera which …
Peyton Place is an American prime-time soap opera which aired on ABC in half-hour episodes from September 15, 1964, to June 2, 1969. Based upon the 1956 novel of the same name by Grace Metalious, the series was preceded by a 1957 film adaptation. A total of 514 episodes were broadcast, in black-and-white from 1964 to 1966 and in color from 1966 to 1969. The first color episode is episode #268. At the show's peak, ABC ran three new episodes a week. The program was produced by 20th Century Fox Television. A number of guest stars appeared in the series for extended periods, among them Dan Duryea, Susan Oliver, Leslie Nielsen, Gena Rowlands, and Lee Grant, who won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Drama for her role of tough-as-nails Stella Chernak. The series served as the springboard for such performers as Mia Farrow, Ryan O'Neal, Barbara Parkins, Christopher Connelly, David Canary, Mariette Hartley, and Lana Wood.
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Nomination1964

Outstanding Single Performance by an A…

Nominated for "The Nurses".
Primetime Emmy Award
1963
The Fugitive
TV ShowSep 17, 1963

The Fugitive

The Fugitive is an American drama series created by Roy …
The Fugitive is an American drama series created by Roy Huggins. It was produced by QM Productions and United Artists Television. It aired on ABC from September 1963 to August 1967. David Janssen starred as Dr. Richard Kimble, a physician who is wrongfully convicted of his wife's murder and sentenced to receive the death penalty. En route to death row, Dr. Richard Kimble's train derails over a switch, allowing him to escape and begin a cross-country search for the real killer, a "one-armed man" (played by Bill Raisch). At the same time, Dr. Kimble is hounded by the authorities, most notably by Police Lieutenant Philip Gerard (Barry Morse).
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1961
A Raisin in the Sun
MovieMay 1, 1961

A Raisin in the Sun

Giving entitled people some insight into what must be an …
Giving entitled people some insight into what must be an infuriating wall of denial and obstructions to the 'good life' in the United States, "Raisin in the Sun" also shows us the dreams and ways to realize the same thing. What is especially symbolic is the overlay of hypocrisy represented by the "Neighborhood Outreach", which attempts to persuade the Younger family that "you would be happier with your own kind". The author allows you to think the young protagonist is headed for the ruin that so many from the Southside and the South come to, until something called 'pride' kicks in.
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1959
Take a Giant Step
MovieDec 1, 1959

Take a Giant Step

A black high school senior struggles with becoming a …
A black high school senior struggles with becoming a man, and living in a middle class white neighborhood in the late 1950s U.S. In protest of the paternalistic views of the Civil War ...
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1958
Virgin Island
MovieOct 1, 1958

Virgin Island

While traveling with her mother Mrs. Lomax in a cruise in the …
While traveling with her mother Mrs. Lomax in a cruise in the Virgin Island, the young Tina meets the treasure hunter and aspiring writer Evan and they immediately fall in love with each other. Evan buys a small island and they get married and move to the place. Evan's friend Marcus helps the couple to build their house in the island until the day that they are completely broken. They receive an ice box from Mrs. Lomax but they do not have how to pay for the transportation; however Captain Jason tells that it would not be a problem provided they lighted a lamp every night to give directions to his boat. Soon Tina finds a box of champagne on the beach and they conclude that it might be a compliment from the captain. Out of the blue, a publishing house buys Evan's novel and they celebrate the received money. But they are also informed that Mrs. Lomax will visit them. She misses the comfort of a modern life and when the Commissioner pays a visit to the couple, she speaks too much and tells the story of the lamp and the champagne. The Commissioner tells that he shall report the story to the British authorities and Tina and Evan will certainly lose their house. What will they do to keep their paradise on Earth?
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St. Louis Blues
MovieApr 7, 1958

St. Louis Blues

Will Handy grows up in Memphis with his preacher father and …
Will Handy grows up in Memphis with his preacher father and his Aunt Hagar. His father intends for him to use his musical gifts only in church, but he can't stay away from the music of the streets and workers. After he writes a theme song for a local politician, Gogo, a speakeasy singer, convinces Will to be her accompanist. Will is estranged from his father for many years while he writes and publishes many blues songs. At last the family is reunited when Gogo brings them to New York to see Will's music played by a symphony orchestra.
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1957
Edge of the City
MovieJan 4, 1957

Edge of the City

Two New York City longshoremen Axel Nordmann, an Army …
Two New York City longshoremen Axel Nordmann, an Army deserter and Tommy Tyler, an easy-going freight car loader whose growing friendship is threatened by Charles Malik, a notably repellent punk.
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1954
Go Man Go
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MovieJan 27, 1954

Go Man Go

Go, Man, Go! is a 1954 sports film directed by James Wong …
Go, Man, Go! is a 1954 sports film directed by James Wong Howe, starring Dane Clark, Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Patricia Breslin, The Harlem Globetrotters and Slim Gaillard. Clark plays Abe Saperstein, the organizer of the Globetrotters. Poitier's character is Inman Jackson, the team's showboating center. Breslin plays Sylvia Saperstein, the love interest, and Abe's daughter. Gaillard plays himself.
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1952
Guiding Light
TV ShowJun 30, 1952

Guiding Light

Guiding Light (known as The Guiding Light before 1975) is …
Guiding Light (known as The Guiding Light before 1975) is an American television soap opera. It is listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running drama in television in American history, broadcast on CBS for 57 years from June 30, 1952, until September 18, 2009, overlapping a 19-year broadcast on radio from 1937 to 1956. With an uninterrupted 72 years of radio and television runs, Guiding Light is the longest running soap opera, ahead of General Hospital, and the fifth-longest running program in all of broadcast history; only the American country music radio program Grand Ole Opry (first broadcast in 1925), the BBC religious program The Daily Service (1928), the CBS religious program Music and the Spoken Word (1929), and the Norwegian children's radio program Lørdagsbarnetimen (1924-2010) have been on the air longer.
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Guy Davis
ChildMay 1952

Guy Davis

Guy Davis (born May 12, 1952) is an American blues guitarist …
Guy Davis (born May 12, 1952) is an American blues guitarist and banjo player, and actor. He is the eldest child and the only son of the late actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis.
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1951
The Tall Target
MovieAug 17, 1951

The Tall Target

The Tall Target is a 1951 American historical thriller film directed …
The Tall Target is a 1951 American historical thriller film directed by Anthony Mann and starring Dick Powell, Paula Raymond and Adolphe Menjou. Powell stars as a police sergeant who tries to stop the assassination of Abraham Lincoln at a train stop as Lincoln travels to his inauguration. It is based on the alleged Baltimore Plot.
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1950
The Jackie Robinson Story
MovieMay 16, 1950

The Jackie Robinson Story

Biography of Jackie …
Biography of Jackie Robinson, the first black major league baseball player in the 20th century. Traces his career in the negro leagues and the major leagues.
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1948
Ossie Davis
MarriageDecember 1948

Ossie Davis

Ossie Davis (born Raiford Chatman Davis; December 18, 1917 – …
Ossie Davis (born Raiford Chatman Davis; December 18, 1917 – February 4, 2005) was an American film, television and Broadway actor, director, poet, playwright, author, and social activist.
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Ossie Davis
Relationship1948

Ossie Davis

Ossie Davis (born Raiford Chatman Davis; December 18, 1917 – …
Ossie Davis (born Raiford Chatman Davis; December 18, 1917 – February 4, 2005) was an American film, television and Broadway actor, director, poet, playwright, author, and social activist.
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1941
Frankie Dee Brown
MarriageAugust 1941

Frankie Dee Brown

Married Frankie Dee Brown.
1922
Ruby Dee
BirthOctober 1922

Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee was born.
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