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The beautiful Ruby Dee dies at 91

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Legendary, award-winning actress, Ruby Dee has died. Dee, also notably known as a poet and activist, died peacefully in her New Rochelle, NY home on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. She was 91.

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Ruby Dee leaves an astounding lifetime of achievement spanning from stage, television and films to civil rights movements. Dee's big break in the entertainment industry initiated from her Broadway performance in Anna Lucasta in 1946. But, she was most notably know for her performances in The Jackie Robinson Story in 1950 and in the Broadway show A Raisin In The Sun in 1959. She and her late husband, Ossie Davis, who died in 2005, often starred in films together as well as contributed to numerous civil rights movements. In 2001, Dee and Davis shared the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award.

Ruby Dee is survived by three children, Guy Davis, Nora Day Davis, and Hasna Muhammad. Daughter, Nora Day Davis had this to say to The Associated Press, "We have had her for so long and we loved her so much. We gave her our permission to set sail. She opened her eyes, closed her eyes and away she went."

Though she has found her resting place, Ruby Dee's legacy will forever live on.

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