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Dee, Ruby

Overview
Works: 229 works in 935 publications in 7 languages and 41,604 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Biography  History  Biographical films  Comedy films  Fiction  Nonfiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Narrator, Interviewee, Commentator, Speaker, Author of screenplay, Proofreader
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Ruby Dee
Do the right thing by Spike Lee( Visual )

90 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 3,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The hottest day of the year explodes onscreen in this vibrant look at a day in the life of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. A portrait of urban racial tensions sparked controversy while earning popular and critical praise, "--Container
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Visual )

41 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and held by 3,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film of the award-winning play about a struggling black family living on Chicago's South Side and the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees the bequest as the means of realizing dreams and of escape from grinding frustrations
American gangster by Ridley Scott( Visual )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armado con despiadadas tácticas callejeras y un estricto sentido del honor, el jefe de la delincuencia Frank Lucas controla el caótico submundo de la droga de Harlem. Cuando el proscrito policía Richie Roberts se apresta a echar abajo el imperio de Lucas, se produce una legendaria confrontación entre los dos hombres
Unchained memories : readings from the slave narratives( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than 4 million slaves were set free. By the late 1930's, 100,000 former slaves were still alive. In the midst of the Great Depression, journalists and writers traveled the country to record the memories of the last generation of African-Americans born into bondage. Over 2,000 interviews were transcribed as spoken, in the vernacular of the time, to form a unique historical record
The Jackie Robinson story( Visual )

51 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical picture about Jackie Robinson's life and role in baseball
Two ways to count to ten : a Liberian folktale by Ruby Dee( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of a traditional Liberian tale in which King Leopard invites all the animals to a spear-throwing contest whose winner will marry his daughter and succeed him as king
Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston( Recording )

28 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Janie Crawford, a Southern Black woman in the 1930's, journeys from being a free-spirited girl to a woman of independence and substance
A thousand words by Brian Robbins( Visual )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fast-talking Jack McCall says whatever it takes to close a deal. After stretching the truth with a spiritual guru, he suddenly finds his life depending on a magical tree with 1,000 leaves, one for every word he has left. Now Jack's got to stop talking and conjure up some outrageous ways to communicate or he's a goner
The Stand( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and German and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millions perish, and as small, isolated frightened bands unite, the answers to their perpetual questions to justify this end of civilization are bared in their dreams--revelations that urge some to embrace a path of virtue and others one of darkness. As the opposing forces separate into two camps, the noble elements try to shield themselves from their corrupt enemy
With Ossie and Ruby : in this life together by Ossie Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a joint memoir that celebrates half a century of successful marriage, they look back on the extraordinary careers that earned each a Presidential Medal for Lifetime Achievement."--Jacket
Color adjustment by Marlon T Riggs( Visual )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of prejudice and perception traces over forty years of race relations in America through the lens of prime time TV entertainment. Black actors Esther Rolle, Diahann Carroll, Denise Nicholas, and Tim Reid and Hollywood producers Norman Lear, Steve Bochco and David Wolper reveal the behind-the-scenes story of how prime time was "integrated." Revisiting such popular hits as Amos and Andy, Beulah, The Nat King Cole Show, Julia, I Spy, Good Times and Roots, viewers see how bitter racial conflict was absorbed into the non-controversial formats of the prime time series
Just cause by Jonathan Couch( Visual )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sean Connery hace el papel de Paul Armstrong, un maestro de Leyes de Harvard que reabre la investigación de un homicidio a petición de un recluso condenado a muerte (Blair Underwood) quien sostiene que fue obligado por un siniestro policía a confesar un crimen que no cometió. A simple vista parece una mera cuestión de probar la inocencia o culpabilidad del reo, pero nada está claro en este misterio ocurrido en los pantanos de la Florida"--Contenedor
Go tell it on the mountain by James Baldwin( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of violence and desire, of tenderness and compassion, so gripping and moving, which lays bare the trials and sufferings, the yearings and aspirations of three generations of an African American family. The journey of a family from the rural South to "big city" Herlem, seeking both salvation and understanding and of a young boy struggling to earn the approval of a self-righteous and often unloving stepfather
Lady day : the many faces of Billie Holiday by Matthew Seig( Visual )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sparkling documentary features rare TV and movie clips, along with commentary by a stellar group of jazz instrumentalists and singers who knew her well
Roots, the next generations( Visual )

3 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the Haley family from the post-Civil War era until the more contemporary but still turbulent time of the 1960s and '70s, when Alex himself begins his research into the discovery of his roots
Roots of resistance : a story of the underground railroad( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the story of the underground railroad through narratives of escaped slaves. Includes interviews with descendants of slaves and slave holders of Somerset Place, a plantation in North Carolina, who describe the personal danger and terrible risk involved in each slave's departure
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Recording )

16 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play about a black family's struggle to buy a house in a white neighborhood, after the father dies. An insurance check can allow the Youngers to escape their frustrating life in a crowded Chicago apartment, but escape means different things to each family member. It deals with their attempt to maintain dignity, self-respect, and a sense of humanity
Jungle fever by Spike Lee( Visual )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Afro-American architect begins an affair with his working class Italian secretary. Their relationship causes them to be scrutinized by their friends, cast out from their families and shunned by their neighbors in this moving view of inner-city life
Decoration day by Decoration Day( Visual )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an estranged friend refuses the Congressional Medal of Honor for service during World War II, a retired judge tries to find out why and in the process solves a mystery, heals his friendship, saves a marriage, and falls in love
With Ossie & Ruby : in this life together by Ossie Davis( Recording )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two stars of American stage, film, and television recount their stories from childhood to the present, including their careers, family, and involvement in civil rights and other social issues. Provides a unique historical perspective of the American entertainment industry and offers a picture of the twentieth-century African-American experience in the rural South and the urban North
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Do the right thing
Alternative Names
Wallace, Ruby Ann

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A Raisin in the SunUnchained memories : readings from the slave narrativesTwo ways to count to ten : a Liberian folktaleTheir eyes were watching GodWith Ossie and Ruby : in this life togetherJust causeGo tell it on the mountainLady day : the many faces of Billie Holiday