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Dee, Ruby

Works: 26 works in 132 publications in 1 language and 8,964 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  History  Television plays, American  Fiction  Television adaptations  Interviews  Poetry 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Interviewee, Narrator
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 about Ruby Dee
Most widely held works by Ruby Dee
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( visu )
32 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and held by 3,218 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
Two ways to count to ten : a Liberian folktale by Ruby Dee( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 1,191 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
With Ossie and Ruby : in this life together by Ossie Davis( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,062 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
Lady day the many faces of Billie Holiday by Matthew Seig( visu )
17 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 792 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. DVD
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 722 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
Tower to heaven by Ruby Dee( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 486 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
Zora is my name! ( visu )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Teleplay about Zora Neale Hurston (1891 - 1960), an American folklorist and author who came to fame during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s
Sizwe Bansi is dead by Athol Fugard( visu )
9 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
Discusses stylization, avant-gardism, black theatre, and realism using Athol Fugard's play Sizwe Bansi is Dead
With Ossie & Ruby in this life together by Ossie Davis( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 166 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
Black theatre the making of a movement ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Recaptures the birth of a new theatre from the Civil Rights activism of the 1950's, '60s, and '70s. Presents an encyclopedia of the leading figures, institutions and events. Clips from historic productions include the first all-black production of Genet's The Blacks, along with A Raisin in the sun, Black girl, Dutchman, and For Colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf
Women in theatre Dialogues with notable women in American theatre ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
These thirteen interviews are from a unique television series that highlights the accomplishments of women on the American stage. Hosted by Newsday theatre critic Linda Winer, the playwrights, directors, designers, producers, and performers interviewed on the programs encompass generational, disciplinary and ethnic diversity; they share their thoughts and vision, their career paths and professional choices. The interviews afford to a wider audience a unique look into the lives of some of the gifted women who create and sustain theatre in the United States
Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears [a West Africa tale] by Verna Aardema( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Reveals the meaning of the mosquito's buzz
A raisin in the sun ( visu )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
With host Eric Stolz, this program dissects Lorraine Hansberry's A raisin in the sun through the insights of those who participated in or studied the various productions of this American play
Everybody loves Oprah! by Norman King( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
A no-holds-barred, absolutely unauthorized biography of Oprah Winfrey--the sassy, warm, earthy, outspoken woman who has become one of America's best-loved celebrities and talk show hosts
The Rain God's daughter and other African folktales by Amabel Williams-Ellis( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Three African folktales, including stories of Mandu's courtship of the Rain God's daughter, and two stories about tortoises, one of which is an "origin" story which involves a "tall-story" explanation of the reason for the tortoise's shell
Tshindao and other African folk tales by Verna Aardema( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Purlie victorious : a commemorative by Ossie Davis( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
The lost zoo by Countee Cullen( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Poems explain why one will not find certain imaginary animals in any zoo
Zulu and other African folktales by Verna Aardema( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Brown honey in broomwheat tea by Joyce Carol Thomas( visu )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
A joyous and unusually moving collection of poems, through which African-American identity is explored through delicately interwoven images
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Alternative Names
Wallace, Ruby Ann
English (119)
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