Thursday, June 12, 2014
(New Rochelle, NY) -- Legendary actress and activist Ruby Dee is dead at the age of 91. Her representative says Dee passed away last night at her home in New Rochelle, New York. She was a pioneer for African-American women on screen and stage. Her numerous accolades include a Grammy, an Emmy, a Screen Actors Guild Award, the National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honors.