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Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee, More than a Pretty Face and Sultry Voice

Opal Palmer Adisa | Posted 06.18.2014 | Black Voices
Opal Palmer Adisa

I fell in love with Ruby Dee the first time I saw her perform. Petite yet formidable, her presence swept me away like a gigantic wave that pulls you under with its swell.

For Ruby Dee, Who Made Me Believe

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 06.13.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

There was something happening out there -- mostly in New York, I gathered, as a little black girl growing up on Chicago's South Side in the 50s. I didn't understand it, but I could see and feel it, whenever I saw Ruby Dee on TV or the big screen.

Wise Words From The Legendary Ruby Dee

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 06.12.2014 | Black Voices

Less than a month after the incredible loss of Dr. Maya Angelou, we mourn the passing of another great woman. Ruby Dee -- actress, writer, activis...

The Family Guy- Boris Kodjoe Supports ABFF And Gold Peak Tea

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 09.08.2012 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

Boris Kodjoe is charismatic, personable and knows how to work the room. He commands attention, but not in the "Hey, look at me!" kind of way. His swagger, his smile and warm, inviting demeanor make everyone take notice.

Ruby Dee And Ossie Davis' Life Highlighted In New Documentary

Posted 06.22.2012 | Black Voices

After years of viewing their public talents through their various award-winning projects, the backstage life and times of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee wil...

Ruby Dee Shares Stories About Her Life and Love Ossie Davis

Essence.com | Posted 06.14.2012 | Black Voices

When we think of iconic Black love, the first couple that comes to mind is legendary actress Ruby Dee and her late husband, actor Ossie Davis. Their l...

Is Ruby Dee Dead?

AP | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — Contrary to a flood of tweets overnight, Ruby Dee is very much alive. Jeffrey Leavitt, representative for the 87-year-old actress an...

Fabulous At Every Age: Black To Beauty

Terrence Phearse | Posted 01.16.2012 | Black Voices
Terrence Phearse

What does it take to be fab nowadays? A feathered mane, lux threads, a memorable look, and a banging resume. The ladies of today may know how to up the ante but being a glamorous woman of color is nothing new.

In a Mostly Caucasian Oscar Year, a Tribute to Sidney Poitier

John Farr | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

There are some celebrities who, by virtue of what they represent and contribute beyond their talent, become something more than simply what their chosen profession would indicate.

Famed Choreographer Is Still a "WIZ" in Old Firehouse

Cheryl Wills | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Cheryl Wills

Today dancer and choreographer George Faison lives inside a decommissioned firehouse in the heart of Harlem. But you are sorely mistaken if you think he's fallen upon hard times.

Save the Pasadena Playhouse

Pamela Ezell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Pamela Ezell

The Playhouse has a storied past as the official state theater of California and a training ground for several well known actors -- Nick Nolte, Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman and others.