TCM Remembers Ruby Dee with Dramatic Double Feature on June 28

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Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will remember actress-author-poet-activist Ruby Dee with a powerful double feature on Saturday, June 28.

The memorial tribute will begin at 4:15 p.m. (ET) with the Martin Ritt-directed drama The Edge of the City (1957), a story of union racketeering on the New York City waterfront. Dee co-stars with Sidney Poitier, John Cassavetes and Jack Warden.

At 5:45 p.m. (ET), it's Daniel Petrie's film adaptation of A Raisin in the Sun (1961), Lorraine Hansberry play about a struggling Chicago family. In addition to Dee, the film stars Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Diana Sands, Ivan Dixon and Louis Gossett.

A longtime member of the Turner Classic Movies family, Dee and her husband, Ossie Davis, hosted TCM's A Separate Cinema, a 29-film collection examining African-American films, in 1998. Dee passed away on June 11 at the age of 91.

TCM's memorial tribute to Ruby Dee will be introduced by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz.

 

TCM Remembers Ruby Dee

Saturday, June 28

4:15 p.m. (ET) – Edge of the City (1957)
 

5:45 p.m. (ET) – A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

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