Legendary Ruby Dee Recognized By The Black Girls

November 9th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by GD  

By Meena Kar
rubyNov 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ruby Dee has been one of a kind. The 86 year old legend has proved her worth in almost every field that she has tried her hands in. Therefore, the “Black Girls Rock” ceremony had no other options but to pay an ode to her contribution for the industry and her community.

At the fifth annual “Black Girls Rock” event, Ruby Dee was honored with the “Living Legend Award”. This annual award ceremony celebrated the achievements and influence of black women in America and across the world. She has been a successful politician, social activist, a poet, a play-writer and a screen writer, apart from an award winning actress. She has been nominated for the Emmy Awards eight times, and received the award in 1990 for her role in “TV film Decoration Day”. She won the SAG award for her portrayal of Mama Lucas in “American Gangster” in 2007. In the same year she won the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album. She has also been a proud recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004. After winning the “Living Legend Award” at the “Black Girls Rock” event, she said the she understands and appreciates profoundly the empowerment and promise, the responsibility that is involved in being a living legend.

“A Raisin in the Sun,” is probably her landmark film that introduced her to the popularity of the tinsel town. Apart from that she has done more than fifty films, till the age of 86. At the same ceremony awards were also given to rap artist Missy Elliot, who got the “Lifetime Achievement Award” and Teresa Clarke, the founder of Africa.com, who received the “Trailblazer Award”. The event was aired on BET network on Sunday.

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