Congratulations to Actress & Civil Rights Activist Ruby Dee for Her Academy Award Nomination! Favorite Ruby Dee Quotes:

OK, boss, I don't mind shuffling, but I won't scratch my head.

That's what being young is all about. You have the courage and the daring to think that you can make a difference. You're not prone to measure your energies in time. You're not likely to live by equations.

Every once in a blue moon, the Academy Award committee actually gets things right when nominating an actor and/or actress on their merits.

Granted, Ruby Dee has been in the business for a minute (over 50 years), is AWESOME in all of her acting roles (from movies to The Cosby Show) and should have been nominated a long time ago (A Raisin In The Sun, hello?!?), but we have to take what's given and hope for the best.

Congratulations for rocking it at 83 years old (!) Ms. Dee - I know her husband Mr. Ossie Davis is smiling somehwere in the afterlife. :)

Some Links Of Cool Information, Audio and Video of Ms. Ruby Dee:

Archive of American Television: Ruby Dee Interview

NPR Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee Radio Interview, Part 1 (The Tavis Smiley Show, November 8, 2004)

NPR Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee Radio Interview, Part 1 (2001)

NPR Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee Radio Interview, Part 2

Extravagant Crowd: Carl Van Vechten's Portraits of Women - Ruby Dee Segment

Ruby Dee Wikipedia Listing

Ruby Dee Reading a Segment of Zora Neale Hurston's Book Their Eyes Were Watching God mp3 Download

"Why a War on the Poor" Read By Ruby Dee (on Hardknock Radio Presents 175 Hardknock Drive CD) mp3 (right click and save as)

Bonus Video: Rube Dee in Interview for the movie American Gangster

Bonus Video #2: ReelBlack TV Interview with Ruby Dee