Actor And Activist, Ruby Dee, Dead At 91

The Cleveland, Ohio native performer was surrounded by family and close friends in her home in New Rochelle, New York.

Stage and screen legend Ruby Dee passed away Wednesday (June 11) at the age of 91. Her death was confirmed today (June 12) by a family member, who declined to answer any questions pending the release of a statement.

The Emmy, Grammy, and Screen Actors Guild award winner stood up for African-Americans and their civil rights. Best known for her starring role in A Raisin in the Sun (1960), Dee championed grace, intelligence, and savvy as a pioneering African-American woman …read more