She was the guest speaker for an organization for young black girls once when I worked there. I had the chance to shake her hand and tell her how much I loved her work. That was all I could manage to say because I was so in awe and shaking so hard. She was beautiful.
If you want to see a really great movie with both Ruby and Ossie, try to rent (sometimes PBS shows it - that's how I saw it as a kid) "Gone Are the Days", sometimes called "Purlie Victorious". It's the non-musical version of Purlie (another great show).
Rest in peace, Miss Dee. Join Ossie and perform wonderful scenes again.