Ruby Dee

Birth Name: Ruby Ann Wallace

Date of Birth: October 27, 1922

Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Death: June 11, 2014

Place of Death: New Rochelle, New York

Ethnicity: African-American

Ruby Dee was an American actress, civil rights activist, poet, writer, and journalist. She was married to actor, director, poet, playwright, and activist Ossie Davis. The couple had three children.

Ruby’s paternal grandparents were Marshall Wallace and Angel Morton.

Ruby’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Peter Hightower (the son of Thomas Peter Hightower and Jennie Manley). Ruby’s great-grandfather Thomas was the son of Elias Dorsey Hightower and Mary Ann Peek.

Ruby’s maternal grandmother was Lillian Mosely (the daughter of Robert Mosely and Jennie Moody).

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  1. neiltennant says:

    she had a cameo on the golden girls as blanches former babysitter

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