ASU film fest pays tribute to actress Ruby Dee

ASU film fest pays tribute to actress Ruby Dee

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany State University honored actress and activist Ruby Dee Friday night.

The University kicked off a two-day film festival featuring movies the late actress starred in.

The festival showed "A Raisin in the Sun", one of Dee's most famous roles.

The ASU fine arts theatre program is sponsoring the event.

They hope to inspire more students to become dedicated to the arts.

"We thought this would be a fitting tribute for someone who not only a living legends in the arena of the stage, but also in film, but also was a amazing humanitarian," said Dr. Eve Lambert.

The free film festival continues on campus Saturday from 5 to 9 at Residence Hall 5 Movie Theatre with a showing of "Jungle Fever" and "A Thousand Words."

Dee died in June.

For 57-years she was married to actor and Clinch County native Ossie Davis until his death in 2005.