Ruby Dee, the multitalented and highly decorated actress, writer and activist has died at the age of 91. Dee died Wednesday in her home in New Rochelle, New York, of natural causes, her personal representative confirmed Thursday. See also: 10 Maya Angelou Quotes That Will Lift You Up She was best known for starring in the 1961 film A Raisin in the Sun before she was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in American Gangster in 2008. Dee got her start on Broadway, but easily made the transition to television and film, and was nominated for eight Emmy Awards, winning one for the 1990 TV movie Decoration Day . She also won a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album with her late husband Ossie Davis, With Ossie and Ruby: In This Life Together , which tied with former President Jimmy Carter in 2007. Her many honors include Screen Actors Guild awards, the National Medal of Arts and Kennedy Center honors. Dee was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and raised in Harlem, New York City. She first came to notice for her role in the 1950 film The Jackie Robinson Story . Over eight decades, her acting career spanned every… Read full this story
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