Report: Screen Legend Ruby Dee Dead At 91

Published: Thursday 12th Jun 2014 by Rashad
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While still mourning the loss of poet/author/activist/humanitarian Maya Angelou, the entertainment industry suffered another blow today with reports that actress/screen legend Ruby Dee has died at 91.

A Grammy, Emmy, NAACP Image, and Screen Actors Guild Award recipient, Dee’s 7 decade career saw her conquer television, music, movies, and stage.  Best known for her roles in ‘The Jackie Robinson Story’ and ‘Raisin in the Sun,’ the actress’s career was revitalized in 2007 with an Academy Award-nomination for her work in ‘American Gangster.’

Full story below:

CNN:

“Dee died peacefully at her New Rochelle, New York, home on Wednesday, according to her representative, Michael Livingston.

Dee — often with her late husband, Ossie Davis — was a formidable force in both the performing arts community and the civil rights movement. She was friends with Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X and received the Frederick Douglass Award in 1970 from the National Urban League.

Dee earned an Oscar nomination for her performance in “American Gangster” (2007). She also won an Emmy and Grammy for other work.

Her acting career started in New York in the 1940s, but it was her role in the 1950 movie “The Jackie Robinson Story” that first brought her national attention.”

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  1. Molly June 12, 2014

    R.I.P. you lived a long lasting life but unfortunately God was ready to take his angel home. much love

  2. I.D. June 12, 2014

    She lived a full life; and after she shared her talent with the world, it’s time for her to rest in perfect peace.

  3. DIGGER BEY June 12, 2014

    OMG! Another Legend has left us! God is calling home all these people who has influenced generations and generations! What life she has lived! #RIP RUBY DEE

  4. Stephon June 12, 2014

    I loved a whole lot of her movies… Great Actress & lady! RIP

  5. K June 12, 2014

    R.I.P her.

  6. IStanForYourFav June 12, 2014

    This is beyond unfortunate. It’s sad because she looked so amazing and seemed so healthy. RIP Ruby Dee.

  7. kareem June 12, 2014

    Rest in peace Ruby Dee

  8. TRUTH SERUM June 12, 2014

    RIP the incomparable and legendary Ruby Dee. Your presence will be missed, you and Oscar set the standard for successful black love in Hollywood.

  9. The Truth June 12, 2014

    Another icon has left this place. She and her husband paved a way for artists of color. I pray she R.I.P.

  10. Bam Bam June 12, 2014

    Raisin in the Sun is still my favorite movie of hers. R. I. P. to a great woman.

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