Sad news to report, legendary Hollywood and Broadway actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee has died. A rep for the 91-year-old actress confirmed that she died at her home in New York on Wednesday night surrounded by her family. Ruby led the way for African American women in Hollywood, best known for her role in A Raisin in the Sun. She also starred in several Spike Lee movies including Jungle Fever and Do the Right Thing. Ruby was also a well regarded poet and screenwriter, and throughout her career she won a Grammy, Emmy and received a National Medal of the Arts.
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