Actress Ruby Dee Dies At the Age of 91

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At the tender age of 91, Ruby Dee has died. According to CNN, the award-winning actress died peacefully at her New Rochelle, New York, home on Wednesday.

Dee — often with her late husband, Ossie Davis — was well known in the civil rights movement. She was friends with Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Dee’s husband passed in 2005.


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Dee earned an Oscar nomination for her performance in “American Gangster”. She also won an Emmy and Grammy for other work. Details about her memorial have not yet been released.

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