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Actress, activist Ruby Dee dies

Oscar nominee’s civil-rights crusading influenced work, life

Posted: June 13, 2014 at 5:21 a.m.

Ruby Dee (right), dead at 91, had a long career that spanned stage, radio, television and film.

Ruby Dee (right), dead at 91, had a long career that spanned stage, radio, television and film.

Ruby Dee, an actress and civil-rights activist whose work on stage and off culminated in her 2008 Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress in American Gangster, has died. She was 91.

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