Actress and Activist Ruby Dee Dead at 91

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Ruby Dee has died at age 91. The actress starred in plays and over 50 films during a career that spanned nearly 70 years.Born Ruby Ann Wallace in Cleveland, she was a civil rights activist who was awarded the National Civil Rights Museum's Lifetime Achievement Freedom award in 2005 alongside her husband of 56 years, Ossie Davis.According to her representatives, Dee died peacefully in New Rochelle, New York of age-related causes. She leaves three children.Many consider Dee's performance as Ruth Younger in the 1961 film 'Raisin in the Sun' to be her breakout performance. . . .

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