Ruby Dee

by ethnic on July 24, 2010

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).

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

neiltennant October 15, 2017 at 6:10 am

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

Connerfromvine December 31, 2015 at 12:13 pm

mixed chick

midori29 October 24, 2016 at 6:37 am

What makes you say that? Skin tone is not an indicaiton. Black people come in all colors. Lots of Fulani West Africans who look like her. There are alot of uneducated racially people on this site.

West African unmixed fulani’s she resembles exactly. Links: http://www.thecoli.com/threads/fulani-girls-baddest-dimes-in-africa-or-meh.202939/
*P.S. I do not consider anyone mixed who has two black parents.

Peanut January 31, 2017 at 4:35 am
Capricious April 4, 2015 at 1:55 am

Is she related to the Jackson family? She looks like a female Michael Jackson.

neiltennant October 15, 2017 at 6:10 am

you are right

fuzzybear44 June 13, 2014 at 4:12 am

Needs a pics for her,Please

May she R.I.P.

ethnic June 14, 2014 at 5:17 am

Hey FB, picture up. RIP.

fuzzybear44 June 14, 2014 at 5:22 am

Thanks,got a young one

Fuzzybear March 26, 2011 at 4:45 am

To jasmine

she’s just as famous as half the celebs on here;(actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and activist)that’s how she contributes

jasmine March 25, 2011 at 10:04 am

how is ruby dee a major controbution

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