Ruby Dee died at the age of 91 surrounded by family in New Rochelle. 

Throughout her career, Ruby had made strides in the world of the arts and among her the black community with her commitment to the Civil Rights Movement.

Ossie Davis, Ruby's husband, also performed onstage on in film alongside Ruby and he passed in 2005.

Also, there will be a sold out screening on Ruby Dee's life June 22 in NYC, LIFE’S ESSENTIALS WITH RUBY DEE which was directed by her grandson, Muta’Ali Muhammad.

A look back at some of Ruby's work in film:

SOURCE: NY Daily News

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