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Ruby Dee has died at the age of 91.
Dee - an actress, writer and poet and civil rights activist - passed away on Wednesday (June 11) at her home in New Rochelle, New York, with family members at her side.
Ruby Dee dies aged 91 - tributes to the actress and campaigner
Born in Ohio and raised in New York, Dee's acting career began on Broadway.
Dee won Grammy, Emmy, Obie, SAG and Drama Desk awards during a career which spanned eight decades, and was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Screen Actors Guild in the year 2000 along with her second husband Ossie Davis. »
Ruby Dee, who co-starred in the 1961 film “A Raisin in the Sun” and earned an Oscar nomination for her work in 2007's “American Gangster,” died Wednesday night, her representative told TheWrap on Thursday. She was 91. Dee died in New Rochelle, N.Y. According to her representative, she died peacefully of age-related causes. Born Ruby Ann Wallace in Cleveland, Dee was raised in Harlem, New York and made a number of appearances on Broadway before co-starring in the 1950 biopic “The Jackie Robinson Story.” See photos: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2014 Dee's television work included appearances on “Police Woman,” “The Golden Girls” »
- Tim Kenneally
Actress and pioneer of the civil rights movement Ruby Dee died on Wednesday at her home in New Rochelle, N.Y. She was 91.
Ruby Dee Dies
Dee began her lengthy career on the stage, working steadily on Broadway during the 40s. She appeared in 12 shows during the decade, including South Pacific (1943), Walk Hard (1944), Arsenic and Old Lace (1946) and John Loves Mary (1946).
The Jackie Robinson Story in 1950 was Dee’s breakout film, in which she played Rae Robinson. She went on to play Ruth Younger in the A Raisin in the Sun movie, and appear in a number of other films, including Edge of the City, Gone Are the Days , The Incident and Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing. She received an Oscar nomination for her work in 2007’s American Gangster alongside Denzel Washington.
Dee was also a constant presence on the small screen, making appearances on a number of TV series. »
Halfway through its compelling run, BBC2's Line of Duty is smashing gender stereotypes and giving the celebrated Scandi-noir dramas a run for their money
Three police officers murdered in a lethal ambush; a fourth spectacularly defenestrated; a seriously injured individual in witness protection finished off in hospital – and the only survivor of the carnage, Di Lindsay Denton, who may or may not be personally implicated in all or some or none of the above carnage, has her head violently stuck down the lavatory by her colleagues as punishment for dispatching her three colleagues with "no firearms, no backup".
Welcome to the gripping world of BBC2's Line of Duty, halfway through its second series and, without so much as a Nordic woolly jumper or sub-title in sight, possibly on its way to becoming as addictive as The Bridge, The Killing and Borgen. If there is any justice in the world, »
- Yvonne Roberts
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