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Actress and Civil Rights activist Ruby Dee passes away at 91

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Atlanta, GA (CNN) - Legendary actress and activist Ruby Dee has died at the age of 91. A rep for the Hollywood star says she died peacefully at her New Rochelle, New York, home on Wednesday.

The camera always seemed to love actress Ruby Dee. She stepped into the spotlight in "The Jackie Robinson Story" in 1950. She then followed up her burgeoning stardom in "A Raisin in the Sun" opposite Sidney Poitier.

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