ABC to make 'Raisin in the Sun' telepic

NEW YORK, May 23 (UPI) -- Hip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs will reprise his Broadway role in the stage classic "A Raisin in the Sun" in an ABC TV movie.

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Today is Thursday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2005 with 65 to follow.
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Analysis: New heyday for Jackie Robinson

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- As Hollywood prepares to make a new movie biography of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, a new report finds that -- a half century after Robinson broke the color line in the big leagues -- the percentage of black players in Major League Baseball is at a 25
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Spike Lee lightens up for 'Miracle's Boys'

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- New York auteur Spike Lee says he signed on to direct the first and last segments of the six-part mini-series "Miracle's Boys" for cable TV's "The N" network because he wanted to be able to show something he made to his kids, 8-year-old Jackson and 11-yea

Actor Ossie Davis dead at 87

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Ossie Davis -- an actor who promoted civil rights onstage, on camera and in countless protest demonstrations -- has died at 87 at a hotel in Florida.

Actor Ossie Davis dies at 87

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Actor and civil rights activist Ossie Davis was found dead Friday in his hotel room in Miami Beach, an employee of his production company said.

Gibson, Andrews to present SAG honor

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Mel Gibson and Julie Andrews will present the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to James Garner at this year's ceremony, producers said Friday.

P. Diddy, meet W

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Rapper Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, who urged voters to oust President Bush, toured the White House as the president's guest, MTV.com reported Tuesday.

Annual Kennedy Center Honors a big hit

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The Kennedy Center collected high praise Monday for its annual Kennedy Center Honors that seemed to unite and uplift the nation for two glittering hours.

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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 27, the 301st day of 2004 with 65 to follow.
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Analysis: Influential Kennedy honorees

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Kennedy Center honorees are always, by definition, leading artists in their field, but this year's class may be a more influential group than most.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Kennedy honors Elton John, Warren Beatty

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Entertainer Elton John, actor Warren Beatty, composer John Williams and soprano Dame Joan Sutherland are among the artists tapped for Kennedy Center Honors. Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, actors/producers who have been married for 56 years, also were named to

Author James Baldwin honored with stamp

NEW YORK, July 14 (UPI) -- Author James Baldwin will be honored with a 37-cent stamp issued July 23 in Harlem with ceremonies involving a cross-section of the black cultural community.

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Today is Monday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2003 with 65 to follow.
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Ruby Dee
NYP2002060912- NEW YORK, June 09 (UPI) -- Actor/director Ossie Davis and wife actress Ruby Dee attend the 2002 Directors Guild of America Honors ceremonies held on June 9, 2002 in New York City. mk/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI

Ruby Dee (born October 27, 1924) is an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and activist, perhaps best-known for co-starring in the film A Raisin in the Sun (1961).

Dee was born Ruby Ann Wallace in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Gladys Hightower and Marshall Edward Nathaniel Wallace, a cook, waiter, and porter. After her mother left the family, Dee's father married Emma Amelia Benson, a schoolteacher. Dee grew up in Harlem, New York. She attended Hunter College High School and went on to graduate from Hunter College with degrees in French and Spanish in 1945. Dee is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Dee made several appearances on Broadway before receiving national recognition for her role in the 1950 film The Jackie Robinson Story. Her career in acting has crossed all major forms of media over a span of eight decades, including the films A Raisin in the Sun, in which she recreated her stage role as a suffering housewife in the projects, and Edge of the City. She played both roles opposite Sidney Poitier. During the 1960s, Dee appeared in such politically charged films as Gone Are the Days and The Incident, which is recognized as helping pave the way for young African-American actors and filmmakers.

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