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Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA on 27th October 1922. Died in 2014 aged 91 years old.
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Ruby Dee was an actress with a career spanning 56 years, from 1957 to 2013, starting at the age of 35. Her first film was Edge of the City and her last film was Betty and Coretta. A lot of her work was in the Drama and Comedy genres.

Known For


Film Film Year Runtime Rating Streaming Options
Betty and Coretta poster Betty and Coretta 2013 1h 30m
A Thousand Words poster A Thousand Words 2012 1h 31m PG-13
Politics of Love poster Politics of Love 2011 1h 33m
Steam poster Steam 2007 2h NR
American Gangster poster American Gangster 2007 2h 37m R
Their Eyes Were Watching God poster Their Eyes Were Watching God 2005 1h 53m NR
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives poster Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives 2003 1h 15m
Feast of All Saints poster Feast of All Saints 2001 3h 33m R
Baby Geniuses poster Baby Geniuses 1999 1h 37m PG
A Simple Wish poster A Simple Wish 1997 1h 26m PG
Captive Heart: The James Mink Story poster Captive Heart: The James Mink Story 1996 1h 31m NR
Mr. and Mrs. Loving poster Mr. and Mrs. Loving 1996 1h 45m PG
Just Cause poster Just Cause 1995 1h 42m R
Tuesday Morning Ride 1995 35m
Cop and ½ poster Cop and ½ 1993 1h 37m PG
Jungle Fever poster Jungle Fever 1991 2h 12m R
Decoration Day poster Decoration Day 1990 1h 40m
Xumo Play
The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson poster The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson 1990 1h 40m
Love at Large poster Love at Large 1990 1h 37m R
Zora is My Name! poster Zora is My Name! 1990 1h 30m
Do the Right Thing poster Do the Right Thing 1989 2h R
Cat People poster Cat People 1982 1h 58m R
Countdown at Kusini poster Countdown at Kusini 1976 1h 41m
It's Good to Be Alive poster It's Good to Be Alive 1974 1h 40m
Black Girl poster Black Girl 1972 1h 37m
Buck and the Preacher poster Buck and the Preacher 1972 1h 42m PG
A Raisin in the Sun poster A Raisin in the Sun 1961 2h 8m
Edge of the City poster Edge of the City 1957 1h 25m NR

Regularly Credited With

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Louis Gossett Jr.
4 films together
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Samuel L. Jackson
3 films together
Sidney Poitier's profile
Sidney Poitier
3 films together
Roger Guenveur Smith's profile
Roger Guenveur Smith
3 films together
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
3 films together
Halle Berry's profile
Halle Berry
2 films together
Laurence Fishburne's profile
Laurence Fishburne
2 films together
Annette O'Toole's profile
Annette O'Toole
2 films together


Her Top Genres 1
32% Drama
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Her Top Years
15% 1990
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1 Genres are counted according to total films, not total genres, as such the overall total of all genress will be more than 100%.

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Ruby Dee FAQ

How old was Ruby Dee when she died?

91 years old.

When was Ruby Dee born?

27th October 1922

Where was Ruby Dee born?

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Has Ruby Dee won an Oscar?

No, she never won an Oscar.

Has Ruby Dee won a BAFTA?

No, she never won an BAFTA.

What ethnicity is Ruby Dee?

She was Black.