Ruby Dee Dies at 91

Written by Brittany Shawnté

Sad news! Legendary actress Ruby Dee has died at the age of 91. She was said to have died peacefully at her New Rochelle, New York, home on Wednesday. Her representative, Michael Livingston, confirmed the news of Ms. Dee’s death to CNN.

Throughout her career, Ms. Dee starred in several Hollywood films and Broadway plays, as well as television shows. She played Rachel Robinson in The Jackie Robinson Story in 1950, and costarred alongside Nat King ColeEartha Kitt and Cab Calloway in St. Louis Blues(1958). One of her most known and amazing roles was her character Ruth Younger in A Raisin in the Sun, oppositeSidney Poitier. With her long-standing career, she earned an Emmy, a Grammy, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, among several others.

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