Ruby Dee: A True Legendary Actress, Died at Age 91~Rest In Peace
” “I wanted to be an actor but the chances for success did not look promising,” she wrote in their joint autobiography.
But in 1940 she got a part in a Harlem production of a new play, “On Strivers Row,” which she later called “one giant step” to becoming a person and a performer.
In 1965, she became the first black woman to play lead roles at the American Shakespeare Festival. She won an Obie Award for the title role in Athol Fugard’s “Boesman and Lena” and a Drama Desk Award for her role in “Wedding Band.” She is survived by three children: Nora, Hasna and Guy, and seven grandchildren. Her family and friends surrounded her when she died, Nora Davis Day said.
“We have had her for so long and we loved her so much,” Day told The Associated Press. “We gave her our permission to set sail. She opened her eyes, closed her eyes and away she went.” ”
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Ruby Dee truly was one of the best! Rest In Peace ♥
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