Thursday, June 12, 2014

Iconic Actress & Activist Ruby Dee Dies at 91

According the THEYBF, Grammy and Emmy-winning actress Ruby Dee has passed away at the age of 91.  Ruby Dee, the widow of famed actor Ossie Davis, and the star of A Raisin In The Sun, Roots and Do The Right Thingpassed away last night, says daughter Nora Davis Day.  CNN, ABC News, the AP and many entities are reporting her age at 91. A recipient of a Grammy, an Emmy, and National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honors, Raisin In The Sun icon Ruby Dee was well known for her pioneering work as a Civil Rights Activist, breaking down doors for black actors in the film world, and being champion of the arts.  And also known for her amazing roles opposite legends like Sidney Poitier and in theater & film with her late husband, Ossie Davis.
Sidebar: RIP Ruby Dee. I love her! Even though I never met her I am heartbroken. She now is in heaven with her beloved Ossie Davis.  Our legends are leaving us. Check out this clip below of Ruby Dee in her Academy award nominated role in American Gangster playing Denzel's mother.

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