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Civil Rights and Acting Legend Ruby Dee.

Actress Ruby Dee. Together with her husband Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, has performed on stage, screen and television for 30 years. In the early part of her career, she and her husband lived by staging church readings of black authors like Langston Hughes and Phillis Wheatley. One of their best-known projects was the 13-part PBS series, "With Ossie & Ruby," which showcased black artists like Louis Armstrong, Della Reese and Max Roach.


Other segments from the episode on March 9, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 9, 1988: interview with Ruby Dee; Review of Placido Domingo's album "Greatest Love Songs"; Interview with Pierre Dulaine and Yvonne Marceau; Commentary on…


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