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sean360x will MISS Ms. Ruby Dee

June 12, 2014 by  
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sean360x will MISS the WARM MENTORing SPRIT of Ms. Ruby Dee

June 12, 2014 at 3:18pm

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sean360x will MISS the WARM #MENTORing #SPRIT of Ms. Ruby Dee.

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The DIGnified Ms. Dee was a TALENTed ACTress, a MOTIVATing Civil Rights ACTivist, a LEARNed SOUL, an inspiRATIONAL mentor, and a GRACious SPIRIT.

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Legendary actress who won acclaim on stage, film and television and became a notable figure in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, died on Wednesday, June 11, 2014.

SINCERest BLESSngs to her FAMily, friends, and LOVE ones.

Born Ruby Ann Wallace in Cleveland, Ohio in 1922.

Raised in Harlem; graduated from Hunter College.

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During her seven-decade career, the actress won plaudits on Broadway and in two dozen films. She won Grammy, Emmy, Obie, Drama Desk, Screen Actors Guild awards; as well as received Kennedy Center Honors.

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She was married to Ossie Davis for 56 years (from 1948) until his death in 2005.

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The couple formed an artististic and activist partnership. They performed together in 11 plays and 5 films, also appeared in tandem at some of the seminal events of the Civil Rights era.

Ms. Dee was a noted activist; member of Congress of Racial Equality, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Commitee, and more.

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In 1963, Ms. Dee emceed Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington with Mr. Davis.

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