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Ruby Dee

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Also Known As: Died: June 11, 2014
Born: October 27, 1924 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, USA Profession: Cast ...


Ruby Dee has been Emmy nominated for the "Express Stop From Lenox Avenue" episode on "The Nurses" (best single performance by leading actress; 1963/64), for "Roots: The Next Generation" (best supporting actress in limited series or special; 1978/79), for "Gore Vidal's Lincoln" (best supporting actress in a mini-series or special; 1987/88), and for the "Skylark" episode on "China Beach" (outstanding guest actress in a drama series; 1989/90).

Received a honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Fairfield University, honorary doctorate from Iona College and Virginia State University.

She received (with husband) Frederick Douglass Award from NYC's Urban League for "bringing a sense of fervor and pride to countless millions" in 1970.

Given the Martin Luther King, Jr. Award from Operation Push (1972).

Named to the Theater Hall of Fame in 1988.

Received National Medal of Arts in 1995.

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