*Unfortunately we have sad news about legendary Film and Broadway actress/star Ruby Dee. She died last night at age 91.
According to reports, Ms. Dee was at home in New Rochelle, NY … surrounded by family when she passed away.
Ruby Dee was probably best known for her starring role in the 1960s film “A Raisin in the Sun” — and her roles in several Spike Lee movies … including “Do the Right Thing” and “Jungle Fever.” Her most recent big budget Hollywood film was “American Gangster” … she played Denzel Washington’s mother.
Ruby was a poet and screenwriter. She’s won a Grammy, an Emmy … and received the National Medal of Arts.
She and her late husband Ossie Davis were also hugely active in the Civil Rights movement — often demonstrating with Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.