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This Feb. 14, 2008 file photo shows Ruby Dee backstage with the Chairman's award at the 39th NAACP Image Awards, in Los Angeles. Dee, an acclaimed actor and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91, according to her daughter. Nora Davis Day told The Associated Press on Thursday, June 12, 2014, that her mother died at home at New Rochelle, New York, on Wednesday night.
In this March 8, 2004 file photo, from left, hotel industrialist J.W. Marriot, actress Ruby Dee, Sean "Puffy" Combs, actor Ossie Davis and Sharon Robinson pose for photographers following the presentation of the 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award that was given to Davis and Lee at the Jackie Robinson Foundation Annual Dinner, in New York. Dee, an acclaimed actor and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91, according to her daughter. Nora Davis Day told The Associated Press on Thursday, June 11, 2014, that her mother died at home at New Rochelle, New York, on Wednesday night.
In this Nov. 17, 2010 file photo, Ruby Dee attends a special screening of "Frankie & Alice" in New York. Dee, an acclaimed actor and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91, according to her daughter. Nora Davis Day told The Associated Press on Thursday, June 12, 2014, that her mother died at home at New Rochelle, New York, on Wednesday night.
In this Feb. 24, 2008 file photo, Ruby Dee, right, nominated for an Oscar for best actress in a supporting role for her work in "American Gangster," and guest arrive for the 80th Academy Awards, in Los Angeles. Dee, an acclaimed actor and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91, according to her daughter. Nora Davis Day told The Associated Press on Thursday, June 12, 2014, that her mother died at home at New Rochelle, New York, on Wednesday night.
In this June 29, 2009 file photo, actress Ruby Dee, left, and director Spike Lee attend a special 20th anniversary screening of "Do the Right Thing," in New York. Dee, an acclaimed actor and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91, according to her daughter. Nora Davis Day told The Associated Press on Thursday, June 12, 2014, that her mother died at home at New Rochelle, New York, on Wednesday night.

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In this March 11, 2001 file photo, lifetime achievement award winners Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee pose with their award at the 7th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, in Los Angeles. Dee, an acclaimed actor and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91, according to her daughter. Nora Davis Day told The Associated Press on Thursday, June 11, 2014, that her mother died at home at New Rochelle, New York, on Wednesday night.
In this May 15, 2006 file photo shows actors Morgan Freeman, from left, Ruby Dee, accepting for her husband Ossie Davis, awarded the 2006 Ford Freedom Award posthumously, and director Woodie King, Jr., after being honored as the 2006 Ford Freedom Award winners in Detroit. Dee, an acclaimed actor and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91, according to her daughter. Nora Davis Day told The Associated Press on Thursday, June 11, 2014, that her mother died at home at New Rochelle, New York, on Wednesday night.

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Ruby modeled for this ad in Pulaski Texas back in 1949. She was a great sport and a great actress.
Ruby lived through some hard times of racial strife and discrimination. Her likeness to an orangutan truly helped her land the role of Clyde in Any Which Way But Lose with Clint Eastwood.
Ruby you made a lot of money from your company Mammies Switch & Strap. Many a great colored asswhoopins came from it.
Ruby I loved your cooking and couldn't get enough if it. This picture was taken of me after I ate some of your famous chit lens and puckered pigs eye socket surprise. I remember you handing me an extra bowl of your plantation nuggets and I couldn't keep them down so I vomited. You snapped this picture just before your Pomeranians ran over and lapped up my vomit. I wish you realized your dream of publishing that cookbook with Paula Dean and her grandmother.