Ruby Dee is a true legend: An actress and activist who has received kudos for her performances and her politics. The mother of three is also a breast cancer survivor and the second-oldest person ever to receive a best supporting actress Oscar nomination (she was 83). Last night BET’s “Black Girls Rock” gave her a richly deserved Living Legend award, with Lynn Whitfield singing her praises in a beautiful introduction.
Watch the entire presentation below, including the entertaining moment in which Dee realized she was on camera. What do you think where does Ruby Dee rate among your favorites?