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Ruby Dee Actress & Activist dies at 91 peacefully in New Rochelle

June 13, 2014
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Ruby Dee was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist and activist. She is perhaps best known for co-starring in the film A Raisin in the Sun, Do the Right Thing, Jungle Fever, and the film American Gangster for  (2007) for which she was nominated for an Academy for Best Supporting Actress. She was the recipient of Grammy, Emmy, Obie, Drama Desk, Screen Actor Guild Award, and Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Awards as well as the National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honors.

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 She was married to actor Ossie Davis until his death in 2005. She will spend eternity with her late husband — their ashes co-mingled inside an urn bearing the words, “In This Thing Together.”

 

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Ruby Dee resume of activism included membership in organizations including the Congress of Racial Equality, a member of Delta Sigma Theta, the NAACP, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

 

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May your soul rest in peace and join our good brother in the Sky..

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