I was on the set of American Gangster watching this scene being shot and all on the crew were mesmerized and in awe, even director Ridley Scott and Denzel when we watched it back in the monitors. Her brilliant work in this film got her an Oscar nomination and she was in her early 80’s at the time and Ossie had passed a couple of years before. She will be eternally missed and never ever forgotten. Rest In Power, the great Ruby Dee!
– Fab Five Freddy