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Ruby Dee Collection

A Champion of Human Rights, Shakespearean leading lady, actress, and old time radio performer, Ruby Dee has a long history in the American spotlight.

10 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
or
7 Audio CDs


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Play a sample episode from March 17, 1957:

"Ruby Dee in Radio Workshop"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Ruby Dee
Ruby Dee is remembered as an activist and a champion of human rights, but first and foremost she was an actress.

Ruby DeeRuby was born in Cleveland but grew up in Harlem. In 1945, she graduated from Hunter College with a degree in Romance languages. She apprenticed the American Negro Theater (ANT), and began working with people like Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte. She came to national attention when she appeared in the film The Jackie Robinson Story (1950). In 1965, she took the roles of Kate in The Taming of the Shrew and Cordelia in King Lear, allowing her to become the first black actress to play leading roles at the American Shakespeare Festival.

In 1941, Ruby married blues singer Frankie Dee Brown, but the marriage was short lived. After they divorced in 1945, Ruby kept his middle name as her stage name. She married actor Ossie Davis in 1948, and they remained together until his death in 2005.

Ossie and Ruby's work in the Civil Rights Movement exposed them to a certain degree of radicalism. They were close friends with both Rev. Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X. Early in their marriage they claimed to enjoy an "open marriage", but as time went on they cast the idea aside.

On the radio, Ruby first worked on dramas for WMCA's New World A' Coming, in the story of the ANT and other African American stories which took place in New York City. She appeared on editions of X Minus One and the CBS Radio Workshop during the fifties. The CBS Radio Mystery Theater during the Seventies showcased a number of respected actors, even though many felt that the Golden Age of radio drama was long past. Ruby appeared in "Here Goes the Bride", "The Mask of Tupac Amaru" and other episodes of CBSRMT.

Ruby was nominated for eight Emmy awards for her outstanding television work, and in 2007 she became the second oldest Academy Award nominee for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Mama Lucas in American Gangster with Denzel Washington. Ruby Dee passed away 2014.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    10 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 6 hours, 1 min
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      10 shows - total playtime 6 hours 1 minutes
      1. Cbs Radio Workshop 570317 59 Endless Road.mp3
      2. Cbsrmt 740113 0008 3222 Cold Storage.mp3
      3. Cbsrmt 740204 0030 Here Goes Bride Rr.mp3
      4. Cbsrmt 740711 0117 Devilgod Rw.mp3
      5. Cbsrmt 750624 0297 Mask Of Tupac Amaru Kf.mp3
      6. Cbsrw 561216 46 Big Event.mp3
      7. New World Coming 441210 25 American Negro Theatre.mp3
      8. New World Coming 441231 28 I Teach Negro Girls.mp3
      9. New World Coming 450225 36 Furlough Home.mp3
      10. X Minus One 560215 038 Skulking Permit.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    10 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 6 hours, 1 min
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    Click here to see disc contents


      10 shows - total playtime 6 hours 1 minutes
      1. Cbs Radio Workshop 570317 59 Endless Road.mp3
      2. Cbsrmt 740113 0008 3222 Cold Storage.mp3
      3. Cbsrmt 740204 0030 Here Goes Bride Rr.mp3
      4. Cbsrmt 740711 0117 Devilgod Rw.mp3
      5. Cbsrmt 750624 0297 Mask Of Tupac Amaru Kf.mp3
      6. Cbsrw 561216 46 Big Event.mp3
      7. New World Coming 441210 25 American Negro Theatre.mp3
      8. New World Coming 441231 28 I Teach Negro Girls.mp3
      9. New World Coming 450225 36 Furlough Home.mp3
      10. X Minus One 560215 038 Skulking Permit.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    10 recordings on 7 Audio CDs
    total playtime 6 hours, 1 min

    Disc A001

    1. New World Coming 441210 25 American Negro Theatre
    2. New World Coming 441231 28 I Teach Negro Girls

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    Disc A002

    1. New World Coming 450225 36 Furlough Home
    2. X Minus One 560215 038 Skulking Permit

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    Disc A003

    1. Cbsrw 561216 46 Big Event
    2. Cbs Radio Workshop 570317 59 Endless Road

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    Disc A004

    1. Cbsrmt 740113 0008 3222 Cold Storage

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    Disc A005

    1. Cbsrmt 740204 0030 Here Goes Bride Rr

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    Disc A006

    1. Cbsrmt 740711 0117 Devilgod Rw

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    Disc A007

    1. Cbsrmt 750624 0297 Mask Of Tupac Amaru Kf

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00