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• Ruby Dee, one of the most accomplished and long-lasting actresses of her generation, as well as a prominent civil rights activist with her late husband, actor Ossie Davis, has passed away. She was 91.

When Dee and Davis were jointly received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004, they were described as “one of the most revered couples of the American stage, two of the most prolific and fearless artists in American culture. As individuals and as a team they have created profound and lasting work that has touched us all. With courage and tenacity they have thrown open many a door previously shut tight to African American artists and planted the seed for the flowering of America’s multicultural humanity.”
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