Sunday, October 28, 2007

Birthday Shout Outs!

Ruby Dee

Ruby Ann Wallace was born Oct. 27, 1924, in Cleveland, Ohio, and grew up in Harlem. She graduated from Hunter College with degrees in French and Spanish. She was the first black woman to appear in major roles at the American Shakespeare Festival, in Stratford, Conn. A lifelong activist and breast cancer survivor, she and her late husband co-authored With Ossie and Ruby: In This Life Together. They discuss their lives as actors, activists, parents and a married couple.

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