Home Celebrity RIP Ruby Dee, Famed Actress and Civil Rights Leader, was 91

NY Daily News and others are starting to report the death of actress Ruby Dee at age 91. The widow of Ossie Davis was a landmark New Yorker and civil rights leader who blazed through stage and film and TV. She was nominated for an Oscar in 2008 for “American Gangster,” has an Emmy award and several Emmy nominations. Dee’s many successes stretched back to her 1959 debut in the original production of “A Raisin in the Sun” on Broadway as Ruth Younger. Her death even at this age comes as a shock since just two days ago we saw her in a video at the Apollo Theater’s 80th anniversary from a recent interview. Talk about a real legend. She and Ossie will never be forgotten…

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