Ruby Dee has been a star of stage and screen since her 1946 Broadway debut in Anna Lucasta. She has since appeared hundreds of times in plays, movies and television shows. She is a published novelist, poet and columnist for the Amsterdam News, as well as a longtime activist in the civil rights movement. She has two Emmys, a Grammy and was honored with her late husband Ossie Davis with a lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild. The list of her achievements and awards go on and on and on.
And now, for her role in An American Gangster, Ruby Dee at age 84, has been nominated for an OSCAR in the Best Actress In a Supporting Role category.
How 'bout that!
It was a long time coming. I think she (and other cast members) should have gotten the Oscar nod for the 1963 Gone Are The Days and it baffles me how the Academy missed all the superb performances including Dee's in A Raisin in the Sun. But I won't go there.
Congrats to RUBY DEE !!!!!!!!!!