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  • Keys, Belafonte and Bassett Honor Ruby Dee At Star-Packed Memorial

    Sep 22, 14 by Qwest7 Leave a comment


    *Entertainment icon Ruby Dee was honored with an all-star memorial Saturday during in New York City. The public home-going service, held at the Riverside Church in Upper Manhattan, attracted fans and celebrities , who celebrated the late actress/activist through songs and poems, according to CBS. Among those paying their respects were Alicia Keys, Harry Belafonte […]

  • Alicia Keys, Audra McDonald to Sing at Ruby Dee Memorial

    Sep 4, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment


    *A memorial for actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee will feature music by Alicia Keys and Audra McDonald, reflections by former Mayor David Dinkins and poet Sonia Sanchez, and a eulogy by Harry Belafonte, reports the AP. The celebration of Lee’s life will be held at the Riverside Church in New York on Sept. […]

  • Ruby Dee to be Honored at Public Memorial Celebration

    Jul 2, 14 by LaRita Shelby Leave a comment


    *The life and legacy of actor, author, and civil rights activist Ruby Dee will be honored with a public memorial celebration on Saturday, September 20th at The Riverside Church in New York at 11:00 AM. The service will feature tributes and reflections from family, friends, and colleagues who were influenced by her outstanding life and […]

  • Ruby Dee – A Star who Represented Strength, Courage and Dignity (Video)

    Jun 14, 14 by Tené Croom 1 Comment


    *Ruby Dee passed away at the age of 91 – surrounded by her children and grandchildren at home in New Rochelle, New York. In a statement, the family of the Academy Award nominee said, “We were blessed to have been by her side during her transition.” Her family were also with her in November of […]

  • The 360 Degree Legacy of Ruby Dee – by Miki Turner

    Jun 12, 14 by Miki Turner 2 Comments


    *There are movie stars and then there are thespians. Ruby Dee, who died at the age of 91 at her home in New Rochelle, New York, was one of the latter. In Hollywood circles, Ms. Dee and her late husband, actor Ossie Davis, were truly one of the most significant creative couples in the history of […]

  • Whoopi, Spike, Debbie Allen, More Celebs Mourn Ruby Dee

    Jun 12, 14 by EURPublisher01 2 Comments


    *Whoopi Goldberg, Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee were among the stars who used social media to share their thoughts about Oscar-nominated actress, poet, playwright and civil rights activist Ruby Dee, who died Wednesday at 91. Goldberg referred to Dee as a “spectacular woman, actor & activist” who is “reunited at last” with her late […]