(Gossip-Grind News) Actress Ruby Dee Dead At 91:
Legendary actress and civil right activist Ruby Dee passed away Wednesday (June 11).
Dee who has a career that has spanned over 70 years, has played opposite notable leading men such as Sidney Poitier, Denzel Washington and James Earl Jones.
Dee was 91.
Dee died peacefully Wednesday at her New Rochelle, New York, home, 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. The couple were master and mistress of ceremonies at the 1963 March on Washingon, and she was friends with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Dee received the Frederick Douglass Award in 1970 from the New York Urban League.
As an actress, her film credits included “The Jackie Robinson Story” (1950), “A Raisin in the Sun” (1961), “Buck and the Preacher” (1972), “Do the Right Thing” (1989) and “American Gangster” (2007).
Dee earned an Oscar nomination for her performance in “Gangster.” She also won an Emmy and Grammy for other work.