Fact: Veteran AMERICAN GANGSTER star Ruby Dee will have her career as an actress and activist honoured when she collects the National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People's Chairman's Award at the NAACP Image Awards on 14 February (08).
Quote: "I didn't grow up with that word 'retirement' as part of my consciousness. I didn't grow up with professionals that retired. I thought retiring was when you are tired and go to bed." Ruby Dee, who at 83 is nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in AMERICAN GANGSTER, has no plans to stop working.
Quote: "This is my first time holding one of these boys." Actress Ruby Dee claims her award for Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role in AMERICAN GANGSTER is very precious.