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  1. Retro Video: Do The Right ThingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2014 | The Memphis Flyer

    ... Lee juggles the ensemble with the ease of Robert Altman, coaxing good performances out of both veterans like Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, and then-newcomers Rosie Perez and Bill Nunn. Lee's Mookie is reserved and observant as the exaggerated types ...

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  2. Video: Watch Documentary Celebrating 25th Anniversary of Spike Lee's do the Right ThingRead the original story

    Aug 15, 2014 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... by Spike Lee, who also played the part of Mookie in the film. Other members of the cast include Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, and Samuel L. Jackson. It is also notably the feature ...

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  3. The ScalphuntersRead the original story

    Aug 11, 2014 | DVD Verdict

    ... a raw deal when Kiowa Indians force him to trade his inventory for a an educated black slave named Joseph Lee (Ossie Davis, Grumpy Old Men ). Lee hopes to get Bass to take him to Mexico, but soon finds himself in the clutches of Jim Howie (Telly ...

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  4. Director Spike Lee remembers acting legend Ruby DeeRead the original story

    Jun 12, 2014 | Examiner.com

    ... screen career included many memorable roles. Lee directed the Academy Award nominated star and her late husband Ossie Davis in two of his biggest films " Do the Right Thing " from 1989 and 1991's "Jungle Fever" . In a posting on his Instagram page ...

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  5. Director Spike Lee remembers acting legend Ruby DeeRead the original story

    Jun 12, 2014 | Examiner.com

    ... screen career included many memorable roles. Lee directed the Academy Award nominated star and her late husband Ossie Davis in two of his biggest films " Do the Right Thing " from 1989 and 1991's "Jungle Fever" . In a posting on his Instagram page ...

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  6. White supremacy stripped bare: What "Do the Right Thing" tells us 25 years laterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2014 | Salon

    ... out-migration of good factory jobs. For elder characters like Da Mayor and Mother Sister, played by our beloved Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, moving North had signaled something akin to freedom and possibility for most of the 20th century. After 1970, ...

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  7. Ruby Dee memorial service scheduled for SeptemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2014 | TheCelebrityCafe

    ... held in New York City this September. Dee died on June 11 at age 91. She and her husband of 56 years, the late Ossie Davis, were in several stage productions together and were active during the civil rights movement and spoke at the funerals of ...

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  8. The not-so-hidden climate messages in Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2014 | Grist Magazine

    ... with Jheri curls that the heat might melt their hairstyles into plastic helmets. Da Mayor, played by the late Ossie Davis, wakes up in what looks like a hellhole, shirtless and sweating profusely, his old age signalling that he might not hold up ...

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  9. 25 Years Later, 'Do The Right Thing' Still Feels Unfortunately FreshRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2014 | Film School Rejects

    ... loudly alongside that of Marin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X and so many others, including the film's co-stars Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. It is in this respect that, even 25 years after its release, Do the Right Thing stands as a potent emblem against ...

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  10. The Obamas' First Date Was To See 'Do The Right Thing'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2014 | Switched

    ... lady also use the opportunity to spotlight "the great Ruby Dee," who starred in the film alongside Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Rosie Perez and Giancarlo Esposito. Watch the Obamas recount their special connection to the film below. Fashionable First ...

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  11. Dave Chappelle, Chuck D And More Rock Spike Lee's "Do The Right...Read the original story

    Jun 29, 2014 | WCKX-FM Columbus

    ... right in the Brooklyn neighborhood where it was filmed. In 1989 the racially charged film starring Danny Aiello,Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, and Samuel L. Jackson opened head up against the ...

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  12. The Obama's Toast - Do the Right Thing' By Marlow SternRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2014 | The Daily Beast

    ... of a neighborhood bubble and explode on the hottest day of the year. Lee's film starred himself, Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee , Giancarlo Esposito, John Turturro, Samuel L. Jackson, and others, and also featured the acting debuts of Rosie ...

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  13. An Appreciation of 'Do the Right Thing' and Its ActingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2014 | Examiner.com

    ... Aiello shifts his personality depending on the power of a given situation. In an early scene where Da Mayor (Ossie Davis) quietly makes his way into the store as prep is going on, Aiello's Sal smiles and offers the man a few bucks to help sweep the ...

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  14. Director Spike Lee remembers acting legend Ruby DeeRead the original story

    Jun 12, 2014 | Examiner.com

    ... screen career included many memorable roles. Lee directed the Academy Award nominated star and her late husband Ossie Davis in two of his biggest films " Do the Right Thing " from 1989 and 1991's "Jungle Fever" . In a posting on his Instagram page ...

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  15. This Is The Most Ridiculous Superhero Movie Car You've Never Heard OfRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2014 | Jalopnik

    ... in two episodes of "B.L. Stryker," a blinked-and-you-missed-it 1989 TV show starring Burt Reynolds and the late Ossie Davis. (Think "Nash Bridges" meets "Murder She Wrote." I can't imagine why that didn't succeed.) In its reporting on the auction, ...

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  16. Exclusive: Ruby Dee's Life "Essentials" Fill New DocumentaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2014 | NY1

    ... says Muta'Ali. The documentary is a fascinating look into the private lives of two very public people - Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee - through the eyes of their 34-year-old grandson. Ali conducted about a half dozen interviews with the woman he calls ...

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  17. Dee-light performancesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2014 | The Star Online

    ... that didn't always reciprocate. She was married for nearly 60 years to her artistic and activist soul mate actor Ossie Davis, who passed away in 2005 an accomplishment not many in Hollywood can claim. Dee, who died on June 11 at age 91, made her ...

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  18. American original: Ruby Dee played a part on many different stagesRead the original story

    Jun 17, 2014 | Post-gazette.com

    ... on and off stage, screen and television. Best known for her creative partnership with late playwright-activist Ossie Davis, her husband of 56 years, she refused to compromise her conscience at a time when controversy could hamper an acting career. ...

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  19. Quotes on the passing of Ruby DeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2014 | The Miami Herald

    ... to our nation and community. I was privileged to work on several civil rights cases with her and her husband Ossie Davis. She was as committed to social justice as she was to the screen and stage. She will be greatly missed. " - The Rev. Al ...

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  20. Celebrities and Friends Mourn Ruby DeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2014 | NBC Philadelphia

    Those who knew her, worked alongside her, and those who simply admired her work and grace took to social media to honor the late actress and activist Ruby Dee, who died Wednesday at age 91. Dee, who frequently collaborated with her husband of 56 years, Ossie Davis, performed on stage , screen , and worked tirelessly for equal rights: Dee and Davis ... (more)

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