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Legendary Actress, Activist Ruby Dee Dies Published: June 12, 2014

Ruby Dee, one of the legendary actresses in Hollywood and on Broadway, died Wednesday night, according to TMZ.

Ruby was at home in New Rochelle, NY surrounded by family when she passed away, according to sources connected to the family. A rep confirmed the death.

She was a pioneer for African-American women in Hollywood and is perhaps best known for her starring role in the 1960s film "A Raisin in the Sun," TMZ reports.

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