9 Ruby Dee Facts You Should Know

Ruby DeeIt’s another sad week for us as we bid farewell to another legend, Ruby Dee. The actress lived the life in her years and left a legacy for us to model after. She’s most accredited for her roles in Spike Lee movies (Do The Right Thing and Jungle Fever), The Jackie Robinson Story and American Gangster and  A Raisin in the Sun (play and film).

Yet, Ossie Davis’ widow didn’t just heat up the screens and stages but she also put a fire in the fight for our civil rights. Quite petite in stature, the gorgeous matriarch of many pseudo families had a resume we’d envy with accolades we also hope to achieve. As we say goodbye (once more), flip the page to learn nine facts on the star.

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