Wednesday, February 14, 2018

#BlackHistoryToonz: Day 14 Ruby Dee x Ossie Davis

#BlackHistoryToonz: Day 14Ruby Dee x Ossie Davis

Ruby Dee

"The greatest gift is not being afraid to question"

Ruby Dee was an American actress, playwright, screenwriter, activist, poet and journalist, perhaps best known for starring in
the 1961 film A Raisin in the Sun. She's also known for her civic work with husband Ossie Davis.

Who Was Ruby Dee?

Born in Ohio in 1922, actress Ruby Dee grew up in Harlem and joined the American Negro Theatre in 1941. She is well The Jackie Robinson Story, 1961's A Raisin in the Sun and 1988's Do the Right Thing. In 2008, Dee received her first Oscar nomination for playing Mama Lucas in the hit film American Gangster.
known for collaborations with her husband, actor Ossie Davis. Dee's film career spans a generation and includes 1950's

Ossie Davis

"I find, in being black, a thing of beauty: a joy; a strength; a secret cup of gladness."
Ossie Davis was an American actor, writer and director best known for his screen roles and for his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement.

Who Was Ossie Davis?

Ossie Davis was born on December 18, 1917, in Cogdell, Georgia. After serving in World War II, Davis embarked on an acting career that would span decades. He starred on Broadway and television and in films. He also wrote and directed. Davis and his wife, actress Ruby Dee, were prominently involved in the Civil Rights Movement. Davis died on February 4, 2005, in Miami, Florida.

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