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R.I.P. Ruby Dee

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June 12, 2014 by The ReadyWriter


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Legendary actress Ruby Dee has died at age 91, a family member confirmed Thursday.

The Grammy-award winning actress is best known for her stage and screen work in films such as “A Raisin in the Sun” (1961), Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” (1989), and the 1979 TV movie “Roots: The Next Generation”.

She was married to actor Ossie Davis until his death in 2005.

Ruby Dee died peacefully at home of natural causes.

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62 thoughts on “R.I.P. Ruby Dee

  1. ManUp says:

    R.I.P. 😥

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  2. BBallen says:

    😥

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  3. Shawnia says:

    She lived a long life 😦

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  4. Wanda says:

    RIP Ruby… 😥

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  5. Bobby says:

    R.I.P., Ruby 😥

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  6. Lisa says:

    Ossie died in 2005, he would have been 97 this year…

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  7. Harlem says:

    R.I.P.

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  8. Olivijah says:

    A truly beautiful woman 😥 rest well… we lost another great :crying: she is with Ozzie now ……

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  9. Nicole says:

    she was a beautiful soul all the way to the end

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  10. Nicole says:

    R.I.P. Mrs. Dee Davis 😦

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  11. Acquitta says:

    R.I.P. Ruby Dee!

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  12. Starr says:

    Every newspaper has an obituary already written for every living star. All they have to do is plug in the dates.

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  13. Starr says:

    R.I.P. Ruby

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  14. Cameo says:

    AWWW, Rest in Peace Lovely Lady…your man awaits you! 😥

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  15. CorporateBitch says:

    I “thank God” that she lived a long life.

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  16. CorporateBitch says:

    May her soul R.I.P.

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  17. Mahogany says:

    I’ve always loved Ruby Dee. Beautiful soul and lady. Rest in paradise 😥

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  18. Lisa says:

    BEAUTIFUL WOMAN! 😥 she lived a long life.

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  19. Keisha says:

    R.I.P. 😥 …. Raisin in the Sun was on TV just last week. she was an awesome actress, activist, and advocate – hopefully she’ll be remembered as such.

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  20. Mittsey says:

    Ossie and Ruby were great activist 😦 May she R.I.P.

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  21. Applebottom says:

    Rest in Peace my beautiful Queen

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  22. 2thick4you says:

    R.I.P.

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  23. Miss Ang says:

    RIP Ruby.

    Wasn’t she was in American Gangsta as well?

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  24. Ebony says:

    Rip Ruby Dee 😦 you were beautiful

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  25. Val says:

    R.I.P. Ruby Dee!!

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  26. Lexy says:

    I Really like Haley’s Cut up top. Its so much work to keep up
    Anyway R.I.P. MS. DEE

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  27. Coco says:

    RIP Ruby 😥

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  28. Yvonne says:

    RIP Ruby…

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  29. Mrs. Hawthorne says:

    RIP 😥 she looked good for her age.

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  30. Lilly says:

    RIP Ruby…

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  31. Jamilla says:

    rest well ruby rest well 😥

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  32. Angelhair says:

    May Ruby Dee RIP 😦

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  33. Omar says:

    RIP

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  34. Anthony says:

    she was beautiful. May she RIP

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  35. Pookie~Nem says:

    😥

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  36. Joanne says:

    wow rip

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  37. Tamala says:

    This makes me sad 😦

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  38. Adriane says:

    NOOOOO! :(((( Our intelligent Black legends are leaving us! 😦

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  39. Sane says:

    She is finally with her husband…..both legends who didn’t get the all recognition they deserved outside of black Hollywood. RIP Ruby Dee

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  40. Neisy says:

    RIP Mrs. Dee

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  41. Pamela says:

    Yes! RIP! Mother has lived!
    This woman had a beautiful presence in the company of everyday people. Had the pleasure of meeting her once with the Late Gordon Parks. She and her late hubby had a lovely union.

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  42. Civil says:

    Oh no! RIP, Miss Dee.

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  43. RandomChick says:

    Rest In Peace Love her and her husband in “Do the Right Thing”

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  44. QueenC says:

    RIP….they say death come in 3’s………where’s Harry Belafonte?

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  45. soldierboy says:

    Wow she looked really good! This is sad

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  46. Henrietta says:

    Such a beautiful woman! I remember when I first watched the film, A Raisin In The Sun I kept thinking about how pretty she was. WOW…she lived such an amazing life. RIP, Queen!

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  47. Gia says:

    RIP she will truly be missed!

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  48. Daisy says:

    Loved her in Do The Right Thing, Jungle Fever and American Gangster. RIP Ms. Dee. 😦

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  49. Natasha says:

    I really loved Ms. Ruby Dee! Such a class act and epitome of a graceful lady.
    Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou, now Ms. Ruby Dee 😥 😥 😥

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  50. Adam says:

    RIP Ms. Ruby Dee

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  51. DHood says:

    Ruby and Ossie were so funny in “Jungle Fever” with Samuel L. Jackson!
    R.I.P. 😦

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  52. Zenna says:

    R.I.P. 😥

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  53. alscream says:

    Ruby Dee was also in Golden Girls as Blanche’s nanny 😥

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  54. Kayla says:

    I absolutely loved her in American Gangster…rest has finally come..she will be missed!

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  55. Floridagirl says:

    RIP MAMA DEE 😦

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  56. Felicia says:

    This is a truly sad moment. RIP Ruby Dee.

    She had a full life, with a long career filled with performances people should be studying for years to come. And she made it a point to work for and promote worthy causes, and participated in the civil rights movement.

    She will be missed. 😦

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  57. Gabriella says:

    RIP Ms. Dee.
    I was blessed to see her and Denzel perform on Broadway in Checkmates (free ticket-2nd row center!). Was surprised to see how tiny she was, given that her presence and personality on stage were huge.

    She was a wonderful actress and activist and will be sorely missed. 😦

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  58. Ionna says:

    R.I.P. to class and a legend! 😦

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  59. Yasha says:

    Rip Mama Dee…awwwwww..love her in Jungle Fever
    Will be missed

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  60. RandomChick says:

    Rest in Paradise Ms. Dee

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  61. CeoDawg says:

    I am going to miss her so so much. She brought her own unique and special style to the film and theatre industry. She really was a gift from God.

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  62. Ashanti says:

    Ruby Dee rest in peace, you were a great icon and will be missed 😦

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