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Who created it? Davis, Ossie.
What's it called? With Ossie & Ruby: in this life together [electronic resource].
Who published it? [United States] : Hachette Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2006.
Edition info! Abridged.
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What's it like? 1 online resource (1 audio file (360 min.)) : digital.
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Performers! Read by Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis.
What's it about? 2007 Grammy Winner! Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee: legendary stars of the American stage, television, and film, a beloved and revered couple cherished not just for their acting artistry but also for their lifelong commitment to civil rights, family values, and the black community. Now they look back on a half- century of their personal and political struggles to maintain a healthy marriage and to create the record of distinguished accomplishment that earned each a Presidential Medal for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. With Ossie and Ruby overflows with consummate storytelling skill developed by decades in the spotlight. From their early years as struggling actors in Harlem's black theater to Broadway and Hollywood stardom, they regale the reader with colorful, entertaining tales of the places they've been and the people they've met. But their charming humor is leavened with a more serious side, as they share their experiences of keeping a family together in a world where scandal and divorce is the rule, and of being artists and political activists in an era of intense racial ferment. Born into the struggle, their characters were shaped by the dynamic collisions of life, politics, and art; and from those experiences, they achieved some sense of their worth as married people, friends, and lovers. Warm, positive, and compelling, this is a book that will surprise and challenge readers everywhere -- black and white, male and female, young and old. Lifting the veil of public image, media hype, and mystique, Ossie and Ruby speak of the real-life dilemmas and rewards of their lifelong search for purpose and value.
Special stuff to know! Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Helpful subjects! Davis, Ossie.
Dee, Ruby.
Actors -- United States -- Biography.
More people who helped! Dee, Ruby.
hoopla digital.
Other titles to try! With Ossie and Ruby
Special numbers! 9781594835001 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1594835004 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Special numbers! MWT11608794
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