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Dee, Ruby

Works: 529 works in 1,276 publications in 7 languages and 49,106 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  History  Fiction  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Television mini-series  Television adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Compiler, Interviewee, Commentator, Speaker, Proofreader, Author of screenplay, Recipient, Honoree
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Publications about Ruby Dee
Publications by Ruby Dee
Most widely held works by Ruby Dee
Do the right thing by Spike Lee( visu )
80 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,264 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 Daniel Petrie( visu )
34 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and German and held by 3,239 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 )
15 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 1,500 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
Roots of resistance a story of the underground railroad by WGBH Educational Foundation( visu )
13 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,372 libraries worldwide
Recounts the story of the underground railroad through narratives of escaped slaves. Includes interviews with descendants of slaves and slave holders, who describe the personal danger and terrible risk involved in each slave's departure
Unchained memories readings from the slave narratives by Whoopi Goldberg( visu )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,327 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 )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 1,179 libraries worldwide
A retelling of a traditional African 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
The Jackie Robinson story ( visu )
44 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 1,106 libraries worldwide
A biographical picture about Jackie Robinson's life and role in baseball
I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou( visu )
16 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,101 libraries worldwide
Young Maya leads a precarious existence in racist, Depression-era Arkansas, where she is shunted between her grandmother's house and mother's -- where she is raped -- and withdraws into total silence
With Ossie and Ruby : in this life together by Ossie Davis( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,079 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 ( visu )
17 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 1,050 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
A thousand words ( visu )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 999 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
Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 980 libraries worldwide
Fair and long-legged, independent and articulate, Janie Crawford sets out to be her own person--no mean feat for a black woman in the '30s. Janie's quest for identity takes her through three marriages and into a journey back to her roots
Go tell it on the mountain ( visu )
12 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 862 libraries worldwide
"To be Black in America. To seek both salvation and understanding in the journey of a family from the rural South to 'big city' Harlem. To be a young boy struggling to earn the approval of a self-righteous and often unloving stepfather."
Just cause by Jonathan Couch( visu )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 805 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
Lady day the many faces of Billie Holiday by Matthew Seig( visu )
17 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 794 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
An introduction to Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 785 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
The stand by Mick Garris( visu )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 752 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
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 746 libraries worldwide
A play about a black family's struggle to buy a house in a white neighborhood, and their attempt to maintain dignity, self-respect, and a sense of humanity
Decoration day ( visu )
16 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 744 libraries worldwide
When an estranged black friend refuses the Congressional Medal of Honor for service during World War II, retired judge Albert Finch, still mourning the death of his wife, tries to find out why and in the process solves a mystery, heals his friendship, saves a marriage, and falls in love
The bluest eye by Toni Morrison( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 741 libraries worldwide
An eleven-year-old black girl prays for her eyes to turn blue so people will consider her beautiful
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Wallace, Ruby Ann.
Wallace, Ruby Ann, 1924-
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