RUBY DEE - AUTOGRAPH RESUME SIGNED - HFSID 300823
Sale Price $467.50
The actress' handwritten resume from the archive of Theatre World and Screen World, a comprehensive record of American stage and film since 1945
Autograph Resume signed, 1 page, 8½x11. New York City, no date. Printed biographical form on which signer has supplied details: date and place of birth, education and professional training, and stage and screen experience. The multi-talented Ruby Dee (b. 1924) is best known for her acting career, which began with her onscreen debut in the 1946 film That Man of Mine, and continues to this day. During her long career, Dee has received multiple awards including an Oscar nomination for her role in the 2007 film American Gangster. Perhaps her best-known role is that of Ruth Younger in the 1961 film A Raisin in the Sun, which was nominated for two Golden Globe awards. Before finding fame on the screen, Ruby Dee found success on the stage - beginning with her debut in an original production of South Pacific (1943-1944). She continued to appear in stage productions until 1988, when she earned a starring role in an original production of Checkmates. Being known for her activism, Dee is a member of multiple groups including the NAACP, Delta Sigma Theta, and the Congress of Racial Equality. While having received multiple awards for her performances on the stage and on the screen, Dee has also received important awards for her activism including the Lifetime Achievement Freedom Award from the National Civil Rights Museum. Theatre World, founded in 1945 by Daniel Blum, is America's oldest annual record of Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theatre, referenced by industry professionals, historians, students and theatre fans worldwide. Until 1998, when a separate nonprofit corporation was established, Theatre World's editorial staff bestowed the prestigious Theatre World Awards for outstanding Broadway and Off-Broadway debuts. Screen World (from 1950) and Dance World (from 1966), administered from the same office, furnished comprehensive information on those entertainment genres. John A. Willis (1916-2010), active in Theatre World from the beginning, became its chief editor in 1965, holding that position until 2008. Willis is regarded as one of the foremost theatre and film historians of the 20th century. While producing (and presenting) the annual Theatre World Awards, Willis also served on the nominating committee for the Tony Awards. Theatre World, which received its own Tonyfor Excellence in Theatre in 2001, continues under chief editor Ben Hodges. Normal mailing folds. Lightly toned and worn at bottom edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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