Actress Ruby Dee dead at 91, daughter says

Posted: June 12, 2014 at 1:28 p.m.

NEW YORK — Ruby 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 said Thursday that her mother died at home in New Rochelle on Wednesday night of "natural causes."

Dee, who frequently acted alongside her husband of 56 years, Ossie Davis, was with loved ones, she added.

Her long career brought her an Oscar nomination at age 83 for best supporting actress for her role in the 2007 film American Gangster. She also won an Emmy and was nominated for several others.

She is survived by three children: Nora, Hasna and Guy, and seven grandchildren.


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