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Ruby Dee, 1922-2014

Mourning the loss of an American icon.

Ruby Dee, 1922-2014

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 1957 file photo provided by Paramount Pictures, Nat "King" Cole and Ruby Dee, relax on the set of the "St. Louis Blues," based on the life of W. C. Handy, while waiting for a camera set-up during film production at Paramount Pictures Corporation in Hollywood. Dee, an acclaimed actor and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91, according to her daughter. Nora Davis Day told The Associated Press on Thursday, June 11, 2014, that her mother died at home at New Rochelle, New York, on Wednesday night. (AP Photo, file)
FILE - In this Oct. 28, 1957 file photo provided by Paramount Pictures, Nat "King" Cole and Ruby Dee, relax on the set of the "St. Louis Blues," based on the life of W. C. Handy, while waiting for a camera set-up during film production at Paramount Pictures Corporation in Hollywood. Dee, an acclaimed actor and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91, according to her daughter. Nora Davis Day told The Associated Press on Thursday, June 11, 2014, that her mother died at home at New Rochelle, New York, on Wednesday night. (AP Photo, file)

“The largest piece of unfinished business before humankind is, in our opinion, poverty, spiritual as well as material. Racism, yes, and sexism, too; unemployment, drugs, child abuse, black boys too much in prison — oh, yes, Struggle is all there is, and we are still committed.”

-- Ruby Dee, "With Ossie and Ruby."

Rest in peace.

 

 

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