Image

7:45 PM / Sunday December 4, 2022

6 Sep 2014

Ruby Dee will be celebrated with a public memorial at The Riverside Church in Harlem

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
September 6, 2014 Category: Entertainment Posted by:

Legendary actor, author and activist Ruby Dee will be celebrated with a public memorial on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 11 AM at The Riverside Church in Harlem.

The service will feature tributes and reflections from family, friends and colleagues that were influenced by her life and work. Among those paying tribute will be Angela Bassett, S. Epatha Merkerson, Phylicia Rashad, Lynn Whitfield and Mayor David Dinkins.

Musical tributes will be given by Alicia Keys, Wynton Marsalis and Audra McDonald. Actor Harry Belafonte will deliver Dee’s eulogy. Dee, a lifelong advocate for initiatives supporting the arts and education, died June 11 at age 91.

With a career spanning several decades, Dee is best remembered for her roles in A Raisin In The Sun and American Gangster, which earned her an Oscar nomination. Along with her late husband, actor Ossie Davis, she was also a civil rights activist.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Ruby Dee Memorial Fund at Hunter College, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., or a local community theater.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News

Politics

Jeffries wins historic bid to lead House Dems after Pelosi

December 2, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in...

Go With The-Flo

Trevor Noah hosted a “Black Theater Night” for the Tony-winning Best Musical “A Strange Loop”

December 2, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Trevor Noah (Shutterstock.com) By Flo Anthony On Nov. 29, Trevor Noah,...

Food And Beverage

What’s Cookin’? Vegan Oatmeal Butternut Squash Risotto

December 2, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email Tweet Share Pin Email Related Posts What’s Cookin’? Vegan Butternut Squash Mac and...

Seniors

Senior Fitness: You may have more choices than you think

December 2, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email BPT Do you struggle with starting or maintaining a fitness routine? Don’t worry,...

Health

Do you have the winter sniffles? Five ways you can manage indoor winter allergies

December 2, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email BPT Do you suffer from itchy eyes, a runny nose or a scratchy...

Color Of Money

Feeling the stress of high energy bills?  New programs help lower costs

December 2, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email BPT  Soaring energy prices equate to rising energy bills for households nationwide. This...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff