WorldCat Identities

Dee, Ruby

Overview
Works: 232 works in 1,087 publications in 7 languages and 42,228 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 )

97 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,437 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 Lorraine Hansberry( Visual )

51 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in English and held by 3,128 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 1,456 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 )

59 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 1,244 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
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 1,155 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 )

34 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,135 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 1,112 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 )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,025 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
With Ossie and Ruby : in this life together by Ossie Davis( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 974 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 915 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
The stand by Gary Sinise( Visual )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and German and held by 867 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
Color adjustment by Marlon T Riggs( Visual )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 861 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
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 816 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 Maya Angelou( Visual )

20 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Maya leads a precarious existence in racist, Depression-era Arkansas, where she is shunted between her grandmother's house and mother's--where she is raped--and withdraws into total silence. She endures to share her realization in her valedictory address: "In order to lift your voice, you have to lift your head."
Roots, the next generations( Visual )

4 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 737 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
Lady day : the many faces of Billie Holiday by Billie Holiday( Visual )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 736 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
Christianity : the first two thousand years by A. & E. Television( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 732 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
Jungle fever by Spike Lee( Visual )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 710 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 665 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Do the right thing
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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 mountainRoots, the next generations
Alternative Names
Wallace, Ruby Ann

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