January 23, 2008

Wordless Wednesday: Ruby Dee


Ruby Dee is the only African American nominated for a major Oscar this year. Her nomination as best actress in a supporting role came as a result of appearance in the American Gangster.

Ruby was a young woman when she played opposite Sidney Poitier in Raisin in the Sun on both Broadway and big screen.

Of course she was married for over 56 years to Ossie Davis. I hope that she wins the Oscar! Good luck Ruby!

36 comments:

bluemountainmama said...

she's a legend indeed! didn't her husband die this past year? very sad.....

Leonard said...

American Gangster, a good movie which I have yet watched. maybe soon and check out Ruby Dee's performance.

thanks for dropping by my blog! ;)

Lori said...

She looks and sounds like one awesome lady! Happy WW and thanks for stopping by.

Sandy Carlson said...

Wow!

Utah Mommy said...

I don't know her but she looks beautiful. Happy WW!

Natalie said...

Good luck to her!

eastcoastlife said...

I don't know her but I will be watching the movie, American Gangster.

etteY said...

all the best to her!

thanks for the visit :)

Shesawriter said...

I haven't seen American Gangster, but Ruby Dee is a fabulous actress. I've admired her for some time.

My Wordless Wednesday

poor man's nicole richie said...

a living legend.
thanks for sharing

Rhonda said...

Here here! Anybody who works that hard has to win...well, is really a winner, no matter how you slice it. Happy WW and thx for the visit. :)

ZJ said...

I watched the American Gangster, was she the one who played Denzel's mother? I didn't recognize her. It was a good movie, my husband and I enjoyed it. I'm a huge Denzel fan :D

jams o donnell said...

Here's hoping she wins recognition. It would be a just recognition, not only for a great role but also for a long and distinguished career. Happy WW

the teach said...

I've watched Ruby Dee practically all my life. She's a marvelous actor along with her husband! :)

WirelessBliss said...

congratulations & goodluck to her :)

tks for leaving your fingerprint at my humble place..
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Aaron & Alaine said...

I had the pleasure of meeting Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis many years ago in college and having dinner with them. They were wonderful people. I do find it more than irritating however that the Oscar's to often recognize the talents of Denzel and Ruby Dee in this case, when they are showcased in films like American Gangster. Don't get me wrong, I hope Ruby is honored. But I am always unhappy to see the "The Color Purple" effect at play in the recognition of black actors.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I hope she wins as she deserves it.

Villager said...

ZJ - Yes, Ruby Dee played his mom in the movie.

Aaron & Alaine - I used to be troubled by the fact that Denzel won the Oscar for his role as a bad copy in Training Day but, was ignored for his role in Malcolm X. However, we are ignored so often ... that I'm learning to try to appreciate the times when we do get recognized ... such as this opportunity for Ruby Dee.

Becca said...

Nice tribute

erika~ the inspired mama said...

ah, yes! good luck to ruby!!

hippyhappyhay said...

A nice tribute, Happy WW

**"Liza"** said...

I never heard of her but I wish he win the award..;)
Happy WW! mine is here take a peak if you have time..;)

Mica said...

Hi!Thanks for sharing.That is an added knowledge for me.

Gellianne said...

Hi!Thanks for the visit at my blog.
Interesting!

Mes Deux Cents said...

HI Villager,

I am very happy Ruby Dee has been nominated. I have not seen American Gangster and I'm not sure I will but recognition for Ms Dee is long over due.

I have seen her in quite a few things; Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing comes to mind.

I just hope that there will be an Academy Awards this year!

Villager said...

MDC - I haven't seen American Gangster yet. Often I wait for the movie to come to DVD then order it via my Netflix subscription. That's my plan for American Gangster.

I hope Ruby wins as well!

Patty said...

She's a marvelous actress and indeed....a legend.
Thanks for the visit Dahling. :-)
Happy WW

Ari_1965 said...

When I was growing up, we had an glossy, elegant cat named Ruby Dee.

Shannon said...

I haven't had the seen American Gangster before but now I will have to watch it. Hope she wins.

napaboaniya said...

Mama Lucas!! 83 years old but still a strong actress :)

Pamela Kramer said...

I loved American Gangster. She was great. Happy WW!

Kyla said...

thanks for stopping by today, I have to say I have never heard of her before. But she is very beautiful. Happy WW
Kyla

sarala said...

I haven't seen the movie but I wish her luck.

Nissa said...

Ruby Dee definitely deserves an Oscar. I haven't seen American Gangster yet, but she is an excellent actress.

Happy WW!

Jennifer said...

Though Ossie Davis (her late husband) is no longer with us, Ruby Dee is still a legend who we should continue to adore and cherish. She has seen it all.

Great link of Ruby & Ossie:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1119605

Shelia said...

Love Ruby Dee!! She and her late husband have just stood for so much over the years.

When I read that she was going to appear in American Gangsters I was so glad for her to still be deemed relevant in a movie at this point in her life.

She has a beautiful spirit and comes straight through the screen. I hope that we can see much more of her.