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Dee, Ruby

Works: 202 works in 467 publications in 4 languages and 33,096 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  History  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biographical films  Documentary films  Gangster films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Narrator, Interviewee, Commentator, Author of screenplay, Speaker, Proofreader
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Ruby Dee
Publications by Ruby Dee
Publications by Ruby Dee, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Ruby Dee
Do the right thing by Spike Lee( visu )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 2,661 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( visu )
3 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and held by 1,961 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( visu )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,469 libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, American Gangster is the story of two men: Frank Lucas, former driver, bouncer, and collector for Bumpy Johnson, the so-called Robin Hood of Harlem; and Richie Roberts, night-school lawyer, detective, and honest cop. Frank is importing heroin direct from Bangkok--by-passing the Italian and Sicilian mafia--undercutting their prices, delivering superior product, and making a fortune. Richie, loathed by cops on the take for turning in a million bucks in unmarked bills found in a suspects car, is heading a newly formed Federal investigation force for narcotics, tasked with finding and arresting North American drug kingpins. These two men are destined to meet, a meeting that will change their lives
Unchained memories readings from the slave narratives by Whoopi Goldberg( visu )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,291 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
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 1,186 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
A thousand words by Brian Robbins( visu )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,037 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
With Ossie and Ruby : in this life together by Ossie Davis( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 941 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( visu )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 931 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. 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
Go tell it on the mountain by James Baldwin( visu )
13 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 845 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
Roots of resistance a story of the underground railroad ( visu )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 772 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
Roots, the next generations ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 722 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
Just cause by Jonathan Couch( visu )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 719 libraries worldwide
A Harvard Law School professor reopens a murder investigation on behalf of a Death Row inmate who claims he was forced by a sinister lawman to confess to a crime he didn't commit. On the surface, it seems to be a straight-ahead case of the prisoner's guilt or innocence. But nothing really lies on the surface of this mystery, set in the Florida swamplands
An introduction to Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 713 libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Zora Neale Hurston's Their eyes were watching God, a novel about an independent and articulate black woman named Janie Crawford who sets out to be her own person in the 1930s
Lady day the many faces of Billie Holiday by Matthew Seig( visu )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 679 libraries worldwide
"The Many Faces of Billie Holiday invites viewers to see the many faces of this 'dark lady of the sonnets', as one poet called her, and to appreciate her undying art more deeply. Most presentations feature Lady Day as the sad victim of hard times and drugs. The simple fact of her life that matters above all others is that she was a great artist who, with Louis Armstrong, invented modern jazz singing. Mining a treasure trove of completely new information, the producers set the record straight -- and beautifully. In a voice that is Billie-like in its rasping wiseness and its ring, stage and screen star Ruby Dee read from Holiday's autobiography Lady Sings the Blues." -- Back of container
Jungle fever by Spike Lee( visu )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 632 libraries worldwide
A black 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
An introduction to A lesson before dying by Ernest J. Gaines audio guide by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 587 libraries worldwide
Discusses the theme and characters in Gaines's novel and includes excerpts from the book and background information on the author
Betty & Coretta ( visu )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 540 libraries worldwide
Two extraordinary women-Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Dr. Betty Shabazz, wife of Malcolm X-come to life in this Lifetime Movie Network movie. After their husbands' tragic assassinations, they developed a unique friendship spanning three decades as they carried on the Civil Rights movement while supporting their families as single mothers. Through their strength and dignity, they became role models for millions of women
The Second American Revolution ( visu )
31 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 512 libraries worldwide
Hosts Bill Moyers, Ruby Dee, and Ossie Davis examine the search of Blacks for racial equality in 20th century America. Includes archival film and still photographs of the great personalities and events of the freedom movement
Tower to heaven by Ruby Dee( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 462 libraries worldwide
When Yaa, who loves to talk while she works, hits the sky god one too many times with her pestle he disappears high up into the heavens and the villagers decide to build a tower to heaven to find him
My one good nerve by Ruby Dee( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
Based on her one-woman show, this book offers a collection of "prose, poetry, and ... memory monologues" that tell of Ruby Dee's life
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Alternative Names
Wallace, Ruby Ann
English (133)
Spanish (1)
Italian (1)
Portuguese (1)
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