POSTED June 12 2014

Ruby Dee 1922–2014

Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee

She was an immortal who, alas, was mortal.

Improbably, she matured from a cute ingenue to a traffic-stopping beauty.

With their combined talent, intelligence and activism, she and her husband of 56 years (that would be the late Ossie Davis) opened a lot of closed doors on Broadway and off on the large screen and small.

She had an alto voice designed for inspiration.

She was America’s Giuletta Masina, a tiny woodland creature with big eyes and bigger talent.

Here are some thoughts on the prolific Ruby Dee. I’d like to hear yours.

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