An actress with so much grace and rambunctious spirit. She took the name ruby and made it Ruby. I still feel the presence of my mother when watching any movie with Ruby Cast in it. She'd take a small role and make the character stand up and be counted as significant. Her acting skills were as far reaching as her love for people and causes. She and her Ozzie were the prince and princess of a african-american era full of struggle and change.
Ruby Dee was one of those shining black pearls that african-americans will always be proud to call one of their own precious gems.
Thanks Ruby for helping us see the beauty of our blackness and love ourselves so.