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Legendary actress and activist Ruby Dee has passed Wednesday night at the age of 91. The actress was at home in NY surrounded family when she passed.

A Grammy and Emmy winner, Ruby was a pioneer for African-American women in Hollywood. She is best known for her starring role in the 1960s film “A Raisin in the Sun” as well as Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” and “Jungle Fever.” Her most recent big budget Hollywood film was “American Gangster” where she played Denzel Washington’s mother.

For more on the life of Ruby Dee, see here.

 

 

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