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Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis’ Grandson To Pay Tribute To Legendary Actors In New Documentary

Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee in the play, "Jeb," in 1946. Actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis met in 1946 in New York City when they were both cast in "Jeb," a play by Herman Shumlin about racial intolerance.  Davis stopped to fix his tie during rehearsal and in an instant, Dee was captivated. "My attraction to him was the one miracle of my life," Dee would say later. Their love for one another is the basis of the upcoming documentary, "Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee," produced and directed by their grandson, filmmaker Muta'Ali Muhammad. Dee died June 11, mere days before its world premiere June 22 at the American Black Film Festival in Manhattan.  Born Ruby Ann Wallace in 1924, Dee moved with her parents from Cleveland to Harlem as an infant. There she grew up amongst the lush backdrop... Read More →
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