neotrinity: This slipped past me!!! Thanks! I may have taken one of those pictures -- the one with Sloan looking to the left, hand on head, with the bananas around her waist. She's used some of my pics for later publicity for her great one-woman show as Josephine. Can't believe I overlooked this!!!!!! (I just sent her a copy of this and asked her to try to find this site!!!)
Love the shots of Ruby! Loved her! (My own mother, who is 92 and in failing health, is also named Ruby.)
Follow-Up: Earlier today (Sunday), while channel surfing, I spotted the unmistakeable Ms. Dee, and the camera pulled back for us to see Ossie Davis. It was Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing." I didn't watch much of it this time, but it was great to see both of 'em! We'll always have them!