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Alicia Keys And Harry Belafonte Honour Ruby Dee At New York Memorial

22nd September 2014

Alicia Keys, Harry Belafonte and actress Tyne Daly were among the celebrities who helped to celebrate the life of late screen icon Ruby Dee at a special memorial service on Saturday (20Sep14).Guests gathered at the...

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Alicia Keys To Lead Ruby Dee Tribute

4th September 2014

Alicia Keys and Broadway star Audra Macdonald have signed up to lead a tribute to late actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee.A memorial for the star will be held at the Riverside Church in...

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Public Memorial Service Set For Ruby Dee In New York

2nd July 2014

Veteran actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee will be honoured at a special public memorial service in New York in September (14).The Jungle Fever star passed away on 11 June (14) at the age...

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Beloved Actress And Civil Rights Activist Ruby Dee Dies At 92

By Victoria Pavlova | 13th June 2014

Actress Ruby Dee, who first came to prominence as the star of n A Raisin in the Sun and Do the Right Thing, has died at the age of 91. Dee’s daughter, Nora Davis Day...

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Broadway's Lights To Be Dimmed To Honour Ruby Dee

13th June 2014

Late thespian Ruby Dee will be honoured by the Broadway community on Friday night (13Jun14) when the lights outside the Great White Way's theatres are dimmed in her memory.The actress, who starred in several Broadway...

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More Tributes Pour In For Ruby Dee

12th June 2014

Omar Epps, Talib Kweli, Questlove and Alyssa Milano have added to the tributes pouring in for actress Ruby Dee, who died on Wednesday (11Jun14) at the age of 91.The film and Tv star, who was...

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Ruby Dee Dies Aged 91

12th June 2014

Ruby Dee has died aged 91.The Oscar-nominated actress passed away on Wednesday night (11.06.14) at her home address in New Rochelle, New York City, with her family by her side. Her daughter Nora Davis Day...

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Stars Pay Tribute To Ruby Dee

12th June 2014

Spike Lee and Anika Noni Rose have offered up tributes to actress Ruby Dee following news of her death on Thursday (12Jun14)The Oscar-nominated actress, poet, playwright and civil rights activist passed away from age-related causes,...

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Ruby Dee Dies Aged 91: Remembering The Actress, Poet And Activist

By Lauren James | 12th June 2014

Ruby Dee, star of stage, screen and written word, died yesterday at her home in New Rochelle, New York. A pioneer at a time when African-American actors were given very little space on stage or...

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Ruby Dee Dead At 91

12th June 2014

Actress Ruby Dee has died at the age of 91.The star passed away on Wednesday (11Jun14) in New Rochelle, New York. Dee was best known for her roles in Jungle Fever, Do the Right...

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Dee Gets Life Honour At Diversity Awards

27th November 2008

AMERICAN GANGSTER star RUBY DEE has been honoured with the 2008 Lifetime Achievement prize at the Multicultural Motion Picture Association's Diversity Awards. The Academy Award nominee was presented with the accolade on Sunday (23Nov08) at...

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Fascinating Oscars Fact:

25th February 2008

Oscar nominee RUBY DEE is writing a musical.

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Dee Feared Never Winning Oscar

22nd February 2008

Veteran actress RUBY DEE was stunned when she received an Oscar nomination - because she grew up believing African-Americans would never be considered for such awards. The 83-year-old was shocked last month (22Jan08) when she...

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Fascinating Fact 4798

7th February 2008

Veteran AMERICAN GANGSTER star RUBY DEE will have her career as an actress and activist honoured when she collects the National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People's Chairman's Award at the NAACP Image Awards...

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The Things They Say 6980

30th January 2008

"I didn't grow up with that word 'retirement' as part of my consciousness. I didn't grow up with professionals that retired. I thought retiring was when you are tired and go to bed." RUBY DEE,...

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The Things They Say 6940

28th January 2008

"This is my first time holding one of these boys." Actress RUBY DEE claims her award for Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role in AMERICAN GANGSTER is very precious.

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Stars Aim For Age Records At The Oscars

22nd January 2008

RUBY DEE, HAL HOLBROOK and ELLEN PAGE will set new age records if they win gold at the Oscars next month (Feb08). All three have been nominated for best acting and supporting roles. If Dee...

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Winfrey To Present Black Movie Awards

10th October 2006

OPRAH WINFREY, KIMBERLY ELISE, ANGELA BASSETT and RUBY DEE will be presenters at Film Life's 2006 Black Movie Awards. Dee will present SPIKE LEE with the Ossie Davis Humanitarian Award for his work, including his...

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Fans, Family + Friends Remember Ossie

14th February 2005

Movie star and black rights activist OSSIE DAVIS brought Harlem, New York, to a virtual standstill on Saturday (12FEB05) when friends, fans and family joined forces to honour the late star. Davis' actress wife...

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Ossie Davis Honoured At Malcolm X Screening

9th February 2005

SPIKE LEE, DENZEL WASHINGTON and WESLEY SNIPES were among a host of stars who paid special tribute to late actor OSSIE DAVIS in New York City on Monday (07FEB05). The remembrances came at an...

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Elton Keeps Quiet For Bush

6th December 2004

Outspoken singer SIR ELTON JOHN has met US President GEORGE W BUSH at a presidential reception in Washington DC - just weeks after branding the premier "the worst thing that ever happened to America"....

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Beatty And John Honoured In America

6th December 2004

SIR ELTON JOHN and WARREN BEATTY have been honoured for their lifetime contributions to American culture. The legendary entertainers were recipients of the 27th Annual Kennedy Centre Honours at a ceremony presented by President...

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Beatty And Elton Up For Kennedy Center Honours

16th September 2004

Actor WARREN BEATTY and pop star SIR ELTON JOHN will be among six entertainers chosen to receive the annual KENNEDY CENTER HONOURS this year (04). Others on the recipient list include OSSIE DAVIS and...

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