WorldCat Identities

Dee, Ruby

Overview
Works: 230 works in 1,078 publications in 7 languages and 42,314 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Documentary films  Biographical films  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fiction  Gangster films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Narrator, Performer, Interviewee, Commentator, Speaker, Author of screenplay, Proofreader, Compiler
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Ruby Dee
 
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Do the right thing by Spike Lee( Visual )

98 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the course of a single day on a block in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. It's the hottest day of the year, a scorching 24-hour period that will change the lives of its residents forever
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Visual )

51 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in English and held by 3,146 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,459 WorldCat member 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
The Jackie Robinson story( Visual )

57 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in English and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical picture about Jackie Robinson's life and role in baseball
Unchained memories : readings from the slave narratives by Whoopi Goldberg( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents narratives by more than forty former slaves, collected by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930's, and includes sixty photos
Two ways to count to ten : a Liberian folktale by Ruby Dee( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of a traditional Liberian 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
Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston( Recording )

32 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Janie Crawford, a Southern Black woman in the 1930's, journeys from being a free-spirited girl to a woman of independence and substance
Roots of resistance : a story of the underground railroad by WGBH Educational Foundation( Visual )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the story of the underground railroad through narratives of escaped slaves. Includes interviews with descendants of slaves and slave holders of Somerset Place, a plantation in North Carolina, who describe the personal danger and terrible risk involved in each slave's departure
A thousand words by Brian Robbins( Visual )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literair agent en gewiekst zakenman Jack McCall komt in aanraking met een spirituele goeroe waarna er een wonderlijke boom is gegroeid in zijn achtertuin. Deze magische boom heeft duizend bladeren die een voor een afvallen telkens als McCall een woord spreekt
With Ossie and Ruby : in this life together by Ossie Davis( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member 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
Just cause by Jonathan Couch( Visual )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Harvard Law School professor reopens a murder investigation on behalf of Death Row inmate Bobby Earl who claims he was forced to confess to a crime he didn't commit. On the surface, it seems to be a clear-cut case of guilt. But as new evidence is uncovered, it quickly becomes apparent nothing is as clear as it seems. Set in Florida swamplands
Color adjustment by Marlon T Riggs( Visual )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member 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
The stand by Gary Sinise( Visual )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and German and held by 856 WorldCat member 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
Go tell it on the mountain by Five Blind Boys of Alabama( Visual )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member 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."
I know why the caged bird sings by Fielder Cook( Visual )

20 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of the autobiography of Angelou, telling of her troubled life in depression-era Arkansas
Christianity : the first two thousand years by A. & E. Television( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracks the evolution of the Christian faith from the Crucifixion to the Crusades and from the Reformation to the sweeping changes of Vatican II. Draws on ancient texts, the Scriptures, commentary from renowned scholars, and visits to historic sites to chronicle the events and personalities that shaped the history of Christianity
Lady day : the many faces of Billie Holiday by Billie Holiday( Visual )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member 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
Roots, the next generations( Visual )

4 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the Haley family from the post-Civil War era until the more contemporary but still turbulent time of the 1960s and '70s, when Alex himself begins his research into the discovery of his roots
Jungle fever by Spike Lee( Visual )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Afro-American architect begins an affair with his working class Italian secretary. Their relationship causes them to be scrutinised by their friends, cast out from their families and shunned by their neighbours in this view of inner-city life
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Recording )

17 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play about a black family's struggle to buy a house in a white neighborhood, after the father dies. An insurance check can allow the Youngers to escape their frustrating life in a crowded Chicago apartment, but escape means different things to each family member. It deals with their attempt to maintain dignity, self-respect, and a sense of humanity
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Do the right thing
Alternative Names
Wallace, Ruby Ann

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A Raisin in the SunUnchained memories : readings from the slave narrativesTwo ways to count to ten : a Liberian folktaleTheir eyes were watching GodWith Ossie and Ruby : in this life togetherJust causeGo tell it on the mountainLady day : the many faces of Billie Holiday