All right, Ruby Dee didn’t go home with the Oscar, but there are no losers at the Academy Awards—only people who have failed to win. And this little legend has a lot to say about theater, film, civil rights, and how to look foxy at 83. So book her! She’ll come to your school, your library, and your friggin’ home for all I know! And all you’ve gotta do is follow the instructions on this media blast (below) that was just sent out and shell over a few clams and a “pretty please.” And voila—Ruby Dee will be at your doorstep faster than you can say “Tilda Swinton!” DON’T book the woman and she’ll be at your doorstep anyway—slapping you even harder than she did to Denzel.
Many of us may already know, but for those of us who do not, Ms. Ruby Dee continues to be a powerful force in the entertainment world. Among her many accomplishments, Ms. Dee has authored two children’s books titled, Tower to Heaven and Two Ways to Count to Ten. She has also written a book of poetry and short stories, My One Good Nerve, which she has adapted into a solo performance piece. In 2008, among other accomplishments, Ms. Dee has received the prestigious NAACP Image Award, was awarded the SAG (Screen Actor’s Guild Award) for best actress, and was also nominated for an Oscar.
We are now accepting bookings for personal appearances and monologue/speaking engagements. Please contact us if you are interested in having an afternoon or evening with Ruby Dee, one of America’s finest actresses.
For More Info and Booking Information for Ms. Ruby Dee, Contact:
Randy Forrest, Sr.
President/CEO of Ma & Pa Productions
3036 Golden Hind Road
Chesapeake, VA 23321
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on March 6, 2008