June 12, 2014 at 10:09 am #154534June 12, 2014 at 10:42 am #154536
Oh no. Such a shame and such a loss.June 12, 2014 at 11:45 am #154537
RIP to a legendary and trailblazing actress. Ruby Dee was just referenced in Audra McDonald’s acceptance speech at this year’s Tonys. It also shows the power of the Ruth Younger role that she originated on Broadway and reprised in the film version (that she should have been Oscar-nominated for) that the role is STILL winning awards today (this time to Sophie Okonedo!). Sad news, but her legacy is a powerful one that shouldn’t be forgotten. Hopefully she’s at peace with Ossie Davis now.June 12, 2014 at 11:51 am #154538
Such a loss, uhh-mazing actress.
Should have won Best Supporting Actress for A Raisin in the Sun.June 12, 2014 at 4:18 pm #154540
She is with Ossie againg though 🙂 She always seemed so nice and down to earth. May she R.I.P. A true Hollywood iconJune 12, 2014 at 5:44 pm #154541
Very sad news. A prolific actor. Thanks for all of your works Ms Dee; mother Abigail.
RIPJune 13, 2014 at 1:59 am #154543
Ruby Dee was an amazing actress.June 13, 2014 at 2:35 am #154544
What an incredible life and legacy. R.I.P.June 13, 2014 at 4:38 am #154545
R. I. P. Ruby Dee!
I remember how badly I wanted to see her win in 2008 even if I knew it was such a short role – I loved her very much!June 14, 2014 at 1:54 pm #154546
She was such an amazing actress and activist.
Dee should’ve been nominated for Jungle Fever, along with Jackson, but finally got some love for American Gangster.June 15, 2014 at 7:15 am #154547
I am so sorry to see about this loss. It’s really amazing to me that Ruth Younger is the only part to win its portrayer the Tony Award for Featured Actress in a Play twice and that neither win was for Dee. I think that she totally deserved a Tony and Oscar to go with her Emmy for Decoration Day and her Grammy for the Spoken Word version of her book with her husband and still love watching her SAG win here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPEneTuGiMY). I didn’t really care whether it would have been considered a lifetime achievement Oscar win for American Gangster or not, and personally didn’t really like any of the other performances more, so I was really rooting hard for her to win then. But she leaves behind a strong legacy in all media, something few others ever accomplish.