Ruby Dee: Bio, Facts, Quote, Family, Height

Ruby Dee was an American actress, screenwriter, playwright, activist, poet and journalist. Best remembered by the public for her role as Ruth Younger in the 1961 film A Raisin in the Sun. She often performed with husband Ossie Davis. For her performance in American Gangster, she was nominated for an Academy Award. Born Ruby Ann Wallace in Cleveland, Ohio, she is the daughter of Gladys Hightower and Marshall Edward Nathaniel Wallace.

Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 27 October 1922
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Date of Death: 11 June 2014
Death Place: New Rochelle, New York, USA
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Birth Name: Ruby Ann Wallace
Nickname: Ruby
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Occupation: Actress, Poet, Playwright, Screenwriter, Journalist, Activist
Nationality: American
Race/Ethnicity: African-American
Religion: Christian
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight

Ruby Dee Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: Unknown
Weight in Kilogram: Unknown
Height in Feet: 5′ 2¼”
Height in Meters: 1.58 m
Body Measurements: Unknown
Breast Size: Unknown
Waist Size: Unknown
Hips Size: Unknown
Bra Size/Cup Size: Unknown
Feet/Shoe Size: 7 (US)
Dress Size: Unknown

Ruby Dee Family Details:
Father: Marshall Edward Nathaniel Wallace (cook, waiter, porter)
Mother: Gladys Hightower
Spouse: Ossie Davis (m. 1948-2005), Frankie Dee Brown (m. 1941-1945)
Children: Hasna Muhammad Davis, Nora Day Davis, Guy Davis
Siblings: Unknown

Ruby Dee Education:
She attended and graduated from Hunter College with degrees in French and Spanish.

Ruby Dee Facts:
*Often worked with husband Ossie Davis.
*She was a member of the CORE, NAACP, Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, Southern Christian Leadership Council.
*Lifelong friend of Marla Gibbs.

“It takes a long time to really be married. One marries many times at many levels within that marriage. If you have more marriages than you have divorces within the marriage, you’re lucky and you stick it out.”Ruby Dee