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Remembering Ruby Dee, 1922-2014

Actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee, who originated one of the American theater's most iconic roles, Ruth Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, died Wednesday at her home in New Rochelle, N.Y., at the age of 91. She was the winner of an Emmy, Grammy, Screen Actors Guild Award and was nominated for an Oscar towards the end of her career for the 2007 film American Gangster

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