RUBY DEE - PRINTED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 269618
RUBY DEE The actress shown in a still from the 1968 film Uptight Printed Photograph Signed in Ink: "Ruby Dee". B/w, 8x10 overall, image 7½x9 (one surface). Pictures Dee in her role as Laurie, a prostitute who befriends a snitch, in the 1968 film, Uptight
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The actress shown in a still from the 1968 film Uptight
Printed Photograph Signed in Ink: "Ruby Dee". B/w, 8x10 overall, image 7½x9 (one surface). Pictures Dee in her role as Laurie, a prostitute who befriends a snitch, in the 1968 film, Uptight. ©1968, Marlukin Productions, Inc. and Paramount Pictures Corporation. Typed caption affixed to verso. In full: "RUBY DEE stars as the loyal girlfriend of an expelled member of the black militant group. 'Uptight,' Jules Dassin's powerful drama for Paramount, about a revolutionary black group and the betrayal of one of its members, stars Raymond St. Jacques, Miss Dee, Frank Silvera and Roscoe Lee Brown, and introduces Julian Mayfield in the central role of Tank. Co-starring are Max Julien, Juanity Moore, and Janet MacLachlan." Dee co-authored the script for this film with Julian Mayfield, who starred as Tank. Ruby Dee (1922-2014) a multitalented veteran of stage, screen and television who made her Broadway debut in 1946, married fellow performer Ossie Davis (1917-2005) in 1948, two years after they met during a Broadway production. Over the years, they appeared together on Broadway (A Raisin in the Sun), screen (debuting in No Way Out in 1950) and television (from Roots: The Next Generation to the PBS series With Ossie & Ruby). The couple was also active in social causes, including Black voting rights and the fight against sickle cell anemia. Dee has appeared in a number of feature films, including Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing (1989) and Jungle Fever (1991), and she won an Emmy in 1990 for her performance in Decoration Day on The Hallmark Hall of Fame. Dee, who also appeared on TV's The Guiding Light, is also an accomplished writer. In addition to the screenplay for this film, she wrote the 1975 TV play, Twin-Bit Gardens, and published Glowchild, a book of poetry, in 1972. Both Dee and Davis were 2004 Kennedy Center Honorees. Multiple stamps and affixed paper on verso. Corners creased. Minor ink smear at top edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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