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Dee, Ruby

Overview
Works: 227 works in 911 publications in 7 languages and 41,670 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  History  Biographical films  Comedy films  Documentary films  Fiction  Nonfiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Narrator, Interviewee, Commentator, Speaker, Author of screenplay, Proofreader
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ruby Dee
Do the right thing by Spike Lee( Visual )

87 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The hottest day of the year explodes onscreen in this vibrant look at a day in the life of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. A portrait of urban racial tensions sparked controversy while earning popular and critical praise."--Container
A Raisin in the Sun by Daniel Petrie( Visual )

40 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and held by 3,168 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 )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armado con despiadadas tácticas callejeras y un estricto sentido del honor, el jefe de la delincuencia Frank Lucas controla el caótico submundo de la droga de Harlem. Cuando el proscrito policía Richie Roberts se apresta a echar abajo el imperio de Lucas, se produce una legendaria confrontación entre los dos hombres
Unchained memories : readings from the slave narratives( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than 4 million slaves were set free. By the late 1930's, 100,000 former slaves were still alive. In the midst of the Great Depression, journalists and writers traveled the country to record the memories of the last generation of African-Americans born into bondage. Over 2,000 interviews were transcribed as spoken, in the vernacular of the time, to form a unique historical record
The Jackie Robinson story( Visual )

50 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical picture about Jackie Robinson's life and role in baseball. Robinson portrays himself in the picture
Two ways to count to ten : a Liberian folktale by Ruby Dee( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 1,178 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 )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,084 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
A thousand words by Brian Robbins( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fast-talking Jack McCall says whatever it takes to close a deal. After stretching the truth with a spiritual guru, he suddenly finds his life depending on a magical tree with 1,000 leaves, one for every word he has left. Now Jack's got to stop talking and conjure up some outrageous ways to communicate or he's a goner.--Container
The Stand( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and German and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally aired as a television mini-series, this all-star filmization of Stephen King's gripping epic of good versus evil chronicles the episodic adventures of a disparate group of people who struggle to reestablish civilization after a man-made catastrophe wipes out most of the world's population. The world abruptly ends when a deadly virus accidentally escapes from a government sponsored biological warfare laboratory. Soon people are dropping like flies from the plague
With Ossie and Ruby : in this life together by Ossie Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 930 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
Color adjustment by Marlon T Riggs( Visual )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 901 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. 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
I know why the caged bird sings by Fielder Cook( Visual )

19 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of a spirited and gifted, but poor, Black girl growing up in the South in the 1930's. Tells how she came into her own, experiencing prejudice, family difficulties, and a relationship with a teacher who taught her to respect books, learning, and herself
Just cause by Jonathan Couch( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sean Connery hace el papel de Paul Armstrong, un maestro de Leyes de Harvard que reabre la investigación de un homicidio a petición de un recluso condenado a muerte (Blair Underwood) quien sostiene que fue obligado por un siniestro policía a confesar un crimen que no cometió. A simple vista parece una mera cuestión de probar la inocencia o culpabilidad del reo, pero nada está claro en este misterio ocurrido en los pantanos de la Florida"--Contenedor
Go tell it on the mountain by James Baldwin( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of violence and desire, of tenderness and compassion, so gripping and moving, which lays bare the trials and sufferings, the yearings and aspirations of three generations of an African American family. The journey of a family from the rural South to "big city" Herlem, seeking both salvation and understanding and of a young boy struggling to earn the approval of a self-righteous and often unloving stepfather
Lady day : the many faces of Billie Holiday by Matthew Seig( Visual )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 760 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 )

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

Continuation of Roots, a chronicle of Alex Haley's family history, covering from 1882 through the 1970's
Roots of resistance : a story of the underground railroad( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 727 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 raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Recording )

16 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play about a black family's struggle to buy a house in a white neighborhood, and their attempt to maintain dignity, self-respect, and a sense of humanity
Jungle fever by Spike Lee( Visual )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 701 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
Decoration day by Decoration Day( Visual )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an estranged friend refuses the Congressional Medal of Honor for service during World War II, a retired judge tries to find out why and in the process solves a mystery, heals his friendship, saves a marriage, and falls in love
 
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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