Activist & Actress Ruby Dee Dies

ruby_dee(CNN) — Legendary actress and activist, Ruby Dee, has died at the age of 91.

A representative for the Hollywood star says she died peacefully at her New Rochelle, New York, home on Wednesday.

Dee — often with her late husband, Ossie Davis — was a formidable force in both the performing arts community and the Civil Rights Movement.

Her acting career started in the 1940s and she earned an Oscar nomination for her performance in the 2007 film “American Gangster.”

She also won an Emmy and Grammy for other work.

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