Life in Film: Ruby Dee

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American Gangster (2007)

Due to her portrayal as Denzel Washington's feisty mother in 2007's American Gangster, Dee earned an Oscar nomination. Her performance was so impressive that it received the nomination with her only having 10 minutes of screen time. Though she did not win the Academy Award, she received a SAG Award for her performance.

(Photo: Universal Pictures)

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