06/12/2014 05:59 pm ET Updated Jun 17, 2014

Ruby Dee's Most Memorable Movie Roles (VIDEO)

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"
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