About Ruby Dee
It has been stated that the overall amount of Ruby Dee net worth reached 2.5 million dollars at the time of her death. She was one of the most well known actresses of her time, and she was also involved into screenwriting and being a playwright. Moreover, in addition to her career in cinema that has added up a lot of revenues to Ruby Dee net worth, she was also an activist.
She was born in 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio. However, she was raised in Harlem, New York. Before she started her career in acting, Ruby Dee was studying at Hunter College, where she was a student of both Spanish and French languages. Initially, Ruby Dee became famous as a Broadway as she appeared in many Broadway productions in the 1940s as 1950s.
The first time she became known as a movie actress was when she appeared in a film called “The Jackie Robinson Story”. Since that time, she has starred in many more movies and productions that have added up a lot of revenues to the overall size of Ruby Dee net worth. She was involved into cinema for more than 80 years. Ruby Dee is well known from movies such as “A Raisin in the Sun”, “Jungle Fever”, “Edge of the City”, “Wattstax”, “Politics of Love” and “The Stand”.
However, for more modern audiences Ruby Dee is probably mostly known from her appearance in the film called “American Gangster”, which was released in 2007. In this film, Ruby Dee was chosen for a role of a mother of Frank Lucas, a character that was played in the film by Denzel Washington.
In addition to her career in acting, Ruby Dee is also known as an activist, mostly of Civil Rights. Furthermore, Ruby Dee wrote one autobiography in collaboration with her husband Ossie Davis.
Her career into cinema industry has been awarded and recognized, too. Ruby Dee is known as a nominee of 8 Emmy Awards. Out of those eight awards, Ruby Dee became a winner of one. Moreover, she was nominated for an Academy Award one time. Therefore, she received many accolades during her career as an actress. In 2014, unfortunately, Ruby Dee passed away in her house in New York. At that time, Ruby Dee was 91 years old. During her lifetime, she managed to establish her name as one of the most popular ones in cinema industry.