Happy Birthday Queen!!!!!
“If you’re a member of the human race; if you don’t know Ruby Dee it’s shameful.”
That’s how award winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson, who gained fame on the long running TV series “Law and Order,” feels. She told me that in an exclusive interview at the 90th birthday celebration for Ruby Dee.
It was a grand affair earlier this month at the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. Hundreds of people, many of them celebrities, came out to honor Dee, who was born Ruby Ann Wallace in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dee, a phenomenal woman with that classy sultry voice, has enjoyed a career on stage, motion pictures, and TV that has spanned over seven decades.
The 1961 film “A Raisin in the Sun” that she co-starred with Sidney Poitier, among others, is still a fan and critics favorite. Her movie making gems are not a…
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