Huffpost Black Voices

Ruby Dee's Most Memorable Movie Roles (VIDEO)

Posted: Updated:

Today the world lost another legendary actress with the news of Ruby Dee’s passing. According to the Associated Press, Dee’s daughter, Nora Davis Day, confirmed that the acclaimed civil rights activist died at home in New Rochelle on Wednesday night (June 11) of "natural causes."

In memory of Ruby Dee’s diverse career and legacy, we decided to highlight a few of her most memorable film roles. Let us know your favorite in the comments section.

  • "Do The Right Thing"
  • "The Jackie Robinson Story"
  • "A Raisin in the Sun"
  • "Gone Are the Days!"
  • "Jungle Fever"
  • "American Gangster"

Ruby Dee Photos
Share this
Current Slide

Around the Web

Ruby Dee, actress and civil rights activist, dies at 91

Daughter: Actress Ruby Dee dead at 91

Remembering Ruby Dee: 5 great performances

Ruby Dee, acclaimed actress and civil rights activist, dies at 91

Legendary actress Ruby Dee has died at age 91

Ruby Dee Dead -- Legendary Actress and Activist Dies at 89

'Missed but never forgotten' - Ruby Dee's legacy of activism and acting mourned

Screen, Stage Legend Ruby Dee Dead at 91

Stage, screen actress Ruby Dee dies at 91: family

Actress, civil rights activist Ruby Dee dies at 91