12 Jun 2014
The marquees of Broadway will dim for one minute at 7:45 PM June 13 in memory of Broadway veteran, Oscar-nominated actress and civil rights activist, Ruby Dee, who passed June 9.
Dee was 91 years old, an actress, playwright, poet and screenwriter. Her Broadway credits included Checkmates, Purlie Victorious, A Raisin in the Sun, The Smile of the World, A Long Way From Home, Jeb, Anna Lucasta, and South Pacific. Dee earned an Oscar nomination for her performance in the 2007 film "American Gangster." She is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honors, among numerous other awards including an Emmy and a Grammy.
She was married to the late performer Ossie Davis, who passed in 2005.
In addition to her work as a performer, Dee was a prominent figure in the black civil rights movement - fighting primarily to save the rights of blacks in the entertainment industry. She and husband Davis served as masters of ceremonies for the historic 1963 March on Washington.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular: Buy One, Get One Free!
The Rockettes® dazzle in brilliant dance numbers and Radio City® shines with the joy of the season.
Follow Santa on his sleigh ride, see ice skaters swirl across the stage, and catch a snowflake or two
in this immersive theatrical experience like no other. And this year, delight in the magic of Santa’s enchanted toy factory! We’re bringing back a fan favorite to Santa’s workshop, with charming ragdolls that come to life.