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Thursday, June 12, 2014

BREAKING: Were losing so many: Actress/Activist Ruby Dee has Died at 91



Oh DARN! Were losing so many legends  to the black community, Maya...now Ms. Ruby Dee! Rest In Power!

Born in Ohio in 1924, actress Ruby Dee grew up in Harlem and joined the American Negro Theatre in 1941. She is well known for collaborations with her husband, actor Ossie Davis. Dee's film career spans a generation and includes 1950's The Jackie Robinson Story, 1961's A Raisin in the Sun and 1988's Do the Right Thing. In 2008, Dee received her first Oscar nomination for playing Mama Lucas in the hit film American Gangster. 

 They were also very active in the Civil Rights Movement, participating in marches and speaking out for racial equality. Both Dee and Davis were friends of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.

Ms. Dee died at home in New Rochelle, New York Wednesday evening, surrounded by loved ones. source:NYDailyNews READ MORE at NYDailyNews




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