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Ruby Dee

1922 - 2014

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Ruby Dee (October 27, 1922 – June 11, 2014) was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and civil rights activist. Dee was married to Ossie Davis, with whom she frequently performed until his death in 2005. She received numerous accolades including two Emmy Awards, a Grammy Award, a Obie Award and a Drama Desk Award as well as nominations for an Academy Award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ruby Dee has received more than 2,784,811 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Ruby Dee is the 3,255th most popular actor (down from 2,884th in 2019), the 5,064th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,669th in 2019) and the 1,536th most popular American Actor.

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  • 2.8M

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  • 49.30

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  • 31

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  • 1.99

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.68

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Ruby Dee ranks 3,255 out of 9,996Before her are Gina Carano, Zooey Deschanel, Elias Koteas, Jon Hamm, Dorothy Gish, and William Hickey. After her are Freddie Bartholomew, Caroline Goodall, Brie Larson, William Smith, Marga López, and Lupita Tovar.

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Among people born in 1922, Ruby Dee ranks 241Before her are Mariano Gonzalvo, George Knobel, Donald Keene, Roland Dumas, Chairil Anwar, and Evelyn Mase. After her are Mariya Dolina, Tom Finney, Carmen McRae, Xenia Stad-de Jong, Lizabeth Scott, and Marlyn Meltzer. Among people deceased in 2014, Ruby Dee ranks 210Before her are Vaçe Zela, Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani, Said Akl, Ian Paisley, Ichirō Nagai, and Joel Camargo. After her are Julio Abbadie, Mango, Wubbo Ockels, Jean-Jacques Marcel, Mithat Bayrak, and Antoine Duhamel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ruby Dee ranks 5,064 out of 18,182Before her are Jon Hamm (1971), Julia Grant (1826), Dorothy Gish (1898), Arthur Cronquist (1919), Gene Haas (1952), and William Hickey (1927). After her are Charlie Mariano (1923), Mike Bloomfield (1943), Brie Larson (1989), Eric S. Raymond (1957), William Smith (1933), and Patti Scialfa (1953).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Ruby Dee ranks 1,536Before her are Marsha Mason (1942), Gina Carano (1982), Zooey Deschanel (1980), Jon Hamm (1971), Dorothy Gish (1898), and William Hickey (1927). After her are Brie Larson (1989), William Smith (1933), Ethel Merman (1908), Burt Ward (1945), Brian Thompson (1959), and Titus Welliver (1962).

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