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Blue Bloods Season 5: Holt McCallany, Bill Irwin, Latanya Richardson to Recur

16 August 2014 2:55 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Faces both familiar and new will be a part of Blue Bloods Season 5.

Related Fall Preview 2014: Your Handy Calendar of 99 Premieres

For starters, TVLine has learned that Lights Out pugilist Holt McCallany is set to recur on the CBS drama as Robert McCoy, the speed-dating match-up whom Erin wound up (awkwardly) facing in the courtroom during Season 4. Now, though, McCoy is serving as the interim D.A.

Additionally, McCallany’s Lights Out castmate Bill Irwin (also of CSI, Svu) will recur as Cardinal Brennan, the Archbishop of the New York Diocese, while Tony nominee Latanya Richardson Jackson (A Raisin in the Sun »

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Sophie Okonedo interview: 'I have to go across the Atlantic to get work'

4 July 2014 8:04 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Sophie Okonedo is one of Britain's most accomplished and acclaimed actors but most of her job offers come from the Us, where last month she won a coveted Tony award for a Broadway role. So why is the UK neglecting its black stars?

Few British actors have had a rave review from Barack Obama. But there on Sophie Okonedo's mobile phone, when we meet in a cafe near her north London home is the 44th president of the United States, revealing, in a dressing room at the Ethel Barrymore theatre on Broadway, that he and Michelle had "enjoyed so much" watching her play a poor Chicago mother in the recent revival of Lorraine Hansberry's 1950s play A Raisin in the Sun, in a cast that also included Denzel Washington.

Strictly, the Obamas were still in the middle of enjoying it, having unusually "come round" to meet the actors during the interval, »

- Mark Lawson

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Beyonce, Jay Z Enjoy Father's Day Weekend With Blue Ivy: Details

16 June 2014 2:24 PM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Beyonce and Jay Z spent Father's Day weekend in New York City, enjoying one another's company with their daughter Blue Ivy Carter. Kicking off the weekend on Saturday, June 14, the power couple opted for a date night, where they went to see Denzel Washington's broadway play, A Raisin in the Sun.  "It was just the two of them and looked like a nice little date night," a source tells Us Weekly. "They were trying to be incognito, but people were buzzing that they were there," the source [...] »

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Inside Beyoncé, Jay Z and Blue Ivy's Family-Filled Father's Day Weekend!

16 June 2014 2:20 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Beyoncé and Jay Z spent the weekend in New York City catching up on the latest must-see attractions the Big Apple has to offer. The music power couple had a date night out on Saturday and caught a performance of the Broadway play A Raisin in the Sun starring Denzel Washington. Bey was spotted leaving the theater dressed in a pink pantsuit while her rapper hubby trailed behind her moments later. The following afternoon, on Father's Day, the two were spotted with their daughter Blue Ivy Carter at Kara Walker's "A Subtlety" exhibit at the old Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn. Bey was seen carrying her adorable toddler while they checked out the massive sculpture and posed for »

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News Nuggets: Daytime Emmys recruit host Kathy Griffin to 'resuscitate' ceremony

13 June 2014 1:35 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Comedian Kathy Griffin is recruited by the Daytime Emmys to "resuscitate" their upcoming ceremony, which will not actually air on television. It will be streamed on the internet instead from the Beverly Hilton on June 22. Two-time Emmy winner Griffin might be the "trophy-show nitroglycerin" needed to bring the event back to TV. Griffin said, "I am beyond thrilled to be hosting what I’m told is the most important television event of the year. Knowing that over 100 million people from every corner of the planet will be watching, I will try to keep my nerves at bay and deliver a great show." Deadline. -Break- Legendary actress Ruby Dee passes away at age 91 in New York. Along with her late husband Ossie Davis, they were a "formidable force" in entertainment and the civil rights movement. Her film credits included "The Jackie Robinson Story," "A Raisin in the Sun," "Do the Right Thing, »

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Ruby Dee obituary

13 June 2014 10:33 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Actor and activist in the American civil rights movement

The actor and civil rights activist Ruby Dee, who has died aged 91, played an important part in the struggle for equality for African Americans, both inside and outside show business. She first made an impression in A Raisin in the Sun (1959), Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking Broadway drama, which coincided with the rise of the American civil rights movement. In the play, about a down-at-heel black family seeking a better life in a segregated section of Chicago, Dee played Ruth Younger, Sidney Poitier's level-headed, long-suffering wife. She repeated the role in the film version two years later, for which she won the National Board of Review award for best supporting actress.

It had taken her over 20 years in theatre and films to gain such recognition. From the early 1940s, Dee had appeared in productions of the American Negro Theatre (Ant), other members of which were Poitier, »

- Ronald Bergan

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Barack Obama honours the late Ruby Dee: 'She captivated the world'

12 June 2014 10:05 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Us president Barack Obama has joined a growing number of celebrities and other public figures in paying tribute to the late Ruby Dee.

Dee passed away on Wednesday (June 11) at her home in New Rochelle, New York with her family at her side.

The actress has been hailed for her work on Broadway and in the films A Raisin in the Sun and Do the Right Thing, in addition to her and husband Ossie Davis's role in the Civil Rights movement.

President Obama released a statement late on Thursday, in which he shared his own personal favourite memory of the star.

He said: "Michelle and I were saddened to hear of the passing of actress, author, and activist Ruby Dee. In roles from Ruth Younger in A Raisin in the Sun to Mama Lucas in American Gangster, Ruby captivated and challenged us - and Michelle and I will never »

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Actress and Activist Ruby Dee Dead at 91

12 June 2014 2:22 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Now she can join her long-time husband and acting partner Ossie Davis. Ruby Dee was Mother Sister, the old black woman who observes the neighborhood goings-ons from the window of her tenement in Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing in 1990. In 1950 she played the wife of Jackie Robinson opposite the ball player himself in The Jackie Robinson StoryRuby Dee’s seven-decade career included triumphs and awards on stage, screen, print, and in the arena of civil rights. Her many movie credits credits included A Raisin In The Sun (1961), Buck And The Preacher (1972),and American Gangster (2007) for which she received an Oscar nom for Best Supporting Actress. Ruby Dee died today 91.

SAG-AFTRA Mourns the Loss of SAG Life Achievement Award Recipient Ruby Dee in this statement:

SAG-AFTRA today released the following statement on the death of actor, activist and SAG Life Achievement recipient Ruby Dee:

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Ruby Dee Appreciation: How Civil Rights Activism Defined Her Rich Acting Career

12 June 2014 1:35 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ruby Dee earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her role in 2007's “American Gangster,” but it is her performances in “A Raisin in the Sun” — and her ability to combine activism and acting — for which she'll be most remembered. The actress, who died Wednesday at the age of 91, reprised her role as a suffering housewife in the 1959 Broadway version of Lorraine Hansberry's landmark play about racial discrimination and black frustration in the 1961 Columbia Pictures film that co-starred Sidney Poiter. In 2005, “A Raisin in the Sun” was selected for preservation in the United States of »

- Todd Cunningham

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Actress And Civil Rights Activist Ruby Dee Dies At 91

12 June 2014 12:10 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Award-winning actress Ruby Dee, best known for her parts in A Raisin in the SunAmerican Gangster, and Do the Right Thing, died on Wednesday at the age of 91.

Dee might not be immediately recognizable to many contemporary film-goers, but both her biography and her filmography are impressive ones. She’s acknowledged as a major force in the generation of African-American actors who aspired to greater dramatic roles than those allowed to their forebears. Alongside the likes of Sidney Poitier, Dee appeared in significant film, stage, and television roles across decades, carving a niche for herself and opening the pathway for other African-American stars . She appeared opposite Poitier in the film version of A Raisin in the Sun, where they both reprised the roles they originated on stage. She later appeared opposite Jackie Robinson as his wife in The Jackie Robinson Story. She received an Oscar nomination for American Gangster, »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Legendary Actress & Civil Rights Activist Ruby Dee Dies

12 June 2014 11:15 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Ruby Dee, an Oscar-nominated actress whose career spanned from the stage to the screen, has died at the age of 91.

Ruby Dee, an Oscar-nominated actress whose career spanned from the stage to the screen, has died at the age of 91.

Ruby reportedly passed away peacefully at her home in New Rochelle, New York on Wednesday.

One of her best-known film roles was that of Ruth Younger in A Raisin in the Sun, based on the classic play exploring racial inequality. In 1965, she made history as the first black woman to play lead roles at the American Shakespeare Festival.

In a career lasting seven decades, Ruby acquired an Oscar nomination for 2007's American Gangster, a Grammy win for her spoken word album With Ossie and Ruby: In This Life Together also in 2007, an Emmy win for the miniseries Decoration Day in 1991, a SAG Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001, and many other accolades.

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Ruby Dee, Legend Of Stage And Screen, Dead At Age 91

12 June 2014 11:09 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

 

Dee became a Broadway sensation as the female lead in A Raisin in the Sun. She also played the role in the acclaimed 1961 film version opposite Sidney Poitier.

Ruby Dee, the acclaimed star of stage and screen, has died at age 91. Dee was part of a generation of African-American actors who broke through racial prejudice and elevated the status of black characters in film and theater. She won both Emmy and Grammy awards and was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2007 for American Gangster. Dee enjoyed a creative collaborative relationship with her husband, the late actor Ossie Davis, who was a legend in his own right. In addition to their contributions to the arts, Dee and Davis were also fervently involved in the issue of civil rights. For more click here.  »

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Ruby Dee Dead: Hollywood Remembers Trailblazing Actress

12 June 2014 10:59 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

In the wake of news that Ruby Dee died Wednesday from age-related causes, Hollywood and the White House are mourning the actress whose career in film and theater spanned five decades. Photos: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2014 In an email statement to The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday, President Barack Obama expressed his remorse, saying: "Michelle and I were saddened to hear of the passing of actress, author, and activist Ruby Dee. In roles from Ruth Younger in A Raisin in the Sun to Mama Lucas in American Gangster, Ruby captivated and challenged us—and Michelle and I will never forget

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Ruby Dee Dead at 91; Emmy Winner, Oscar Nominee and Activist

12 June 2014 10:52 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Celebrated actress Ruby Dee “took her final bow” and died of natural causes on Wednesday at her home in New Rochelle, N.Y., her daughter Nora told The Associated Press. Dee was 91.

In addition to being an actress on stage, screen, TV and radio, Dee — often alongside second husband Ossie Davis, whom she met in 1945 while (successfully) auditioning to star opposite him in the Broadway play Jeb — was an activist who fought for civil rights.

On TV, Dee’s resume included Peyton Place (as surgeon’s wife Alma Miles), Roots: The Next Generation, Stephen King’s The Stand and voice work for the Nick Jr. »

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Ruby Dee (1922-2014)

12 June 2014 10:52 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

We've lost another showbiz legend.

Ruby Dee photographed by Carl Van Vechten in 1962

Ruby Dee, the showbiz legend and awards magnet -- the list is seriously long and includes an Emmy & Grammy -- rose to fame on stage and screen in the 1940s. Her feature debut was That Man of Mine (1946) but her best remembered roles came later with The Jackie Robinson Story (1950), the screen adaptation of the oft-revived play A Raisin in the Sun (1961, which just netted yet more Tony Awards) opposite Sidney Poitier, and the first Off Broadway production of "Boesman and Lena" with James Earl Jones on stage in 1970.

Ruby Dee during her victory lap of events honoring her in the Aughts. This one is from 2008Younger audiences undoubtedly know her best from her screen return in the classic Do The Right Thing (1989, with her longtime husband Ossie Davie who passed away nine years ago), her political activism, »

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Actress Ruby Dee Dead at 91

12 June 2014 10:35 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

She'd appeared in movies for more than a half-century before she received her first Academy Award nomination. It was for 2008's American Gangster, a decent enough film. By that time, though, Dee, who died yesterday at the age of 91, had been a national presence — an actress on stage and screen, a civil-rights activist, a playwright, and a pioneer for African-American women in the arts. Her most famous movie role was 1961's A Raisin in the Sun (in which she reprised a character she played in the 1959 stage version — the revival of which just won several Tony Awards). She appeared alongside husband Ossie Davis in many movies, to whom she was married for 56 years, and who died in 2005, in many movies. She was present at several keystone events in African-American history, including the March on Washington and the funerals of both Martin Luther King Jr. »

- Gilbert Cruz

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Screen legend and civil rights activist Ruby Dee passes away at 91

12 June 2014 10:29 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Award-winning star of stage and screen and noted civil rights activist Ruby Dee died at her home in New Rochelle, New York on Wednesday. She was 91. She died of natural causes, according to her representative Michael Livingston, as reported by CNN and other news outlets.  Born in Cleveland in October 27, 1922 and raised in Harlem, Dee appeared in several Broadway plays in the '40s before her big screen breakthrough in 1950's "The Jackie Robinson Story," and she continued to appear in films, on TV and on stage in a career which lasted nearly 70 years.  Often appearing alongside her husband Ossie Davis, Dee drew acclaim in films such as 1957's "Edge of the City" and 1961's "A Raisin in the Sun" (both opposite Sidney Poitier) and played a small but pivotal role in Spike Lee's quintessential 1989 film "Do the Right Thing." She also co-starred in ABC's 1994 adaptation of Stephen King's "The Stand. »

- Dave Lewis

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R.I.P. Ruby Dee

12 June 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Oscar-nominated stage and screen actress Ruby Dee died Wednesday at her home in New York. She was 91. Dee made her film debut in 1946′s That Man of Mine, earned notice playing Rae Robinson in 1950′s The Jackie Robinson Story, and famously originated the role of suffering housewife Ruth Younger in the groundbreaking Broadway play A Raisin in the Sun opposite Sidney Poitier – a role she reprised in the 1961 film adaptation, earning the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress. Decades later Dee received her only Academy Award nomination for her brief turn in 2008′s American […] »

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Ruby Dee, actress, writer and civil rights activist, dies at 91

12 June 2014 10:12 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ruby Dee has died at the age of 91.

Dee - an actress, writer and poet and civil rights activist - passed away on Wednesday (June 11) at her home in New Rochelle, New York, with family members at her side.

Ruby Dee dies aged 91 - tributes to the actress and campaigner

Born in Ohio and raised in New York, Dee's acting career began on Broadway.

She starred in movies such as The Jackie Robinson Story, A Raisin in the Sun, St Louis Blues, Do the Right Thing and American Gangster - for which she received an Oscar nomination.

Her TV credits include The Golden Girls, CSI, Peyton Place and Police Woman.

Dee won Grammy, Emmy, Obie, SAG and Drama Desk awards during a career which spanned eight decades, and was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Screen Actors Guild in the year 2000 along with her second husband Ossie Davis. »

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Oscar-Nominated Actress Ruby Dee Has Died at 91

12 June 2014 10:09 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

After a long career in movies and on television, Ruby Dee will most likely be remembered by many as Denzel Washington's mother in Ridley Scott's American Gangster, a performance for which she was nominated for an Oscar and won a Screen Actors Guild Award. Today we learn she passed away yesterday, June 11, at the age of 91. Another generation of fans will remember Dee for her role in 1961's A Raisin in the Sun and as a part of the one-two-punch power couple that was her and her husband Ossie Davis, who passed away in 2005, but not before they were honored at the 2004 Kennedy Center Honors where they were described as "one of the most revered couples of the American stage, two of the most prolific and fearless artists in American culture. As individuals and as a team they have created profound and lasting work that has touched us all. »

- Brad Brevet

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