Ruby Dee, the African-American actress
who was cherished for her performances on Broadway and on screen, and was an
indefatigable fighter against injustice in the U.S. and abroad, died Wed., June
11, 2014, at her home in New Rochelle, N.Y. She was 91.
Dee's long career earned
her an Emmy, a Grammy, two Screen Actors Guild awards, the NAACP Image Award,
Kennedy Center Honors, the National Medal of Art, and the National Civil Rights
Museum's Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as an Oscar nomination - at age 83
- for the film, "American Gangster."