Oscar nominee Ruby Dee dead at 91

Oscar nominee Ruby Dee dead at 91

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Oscar nominee Ruby Dee dead at 91

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by LESLEY MESSER and MARK CRUDELE

ABC News

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 12 at 1:50 PM

(ABC News) -- Legendary actress Ruby Dee has died, a family spokeswoman confirmed Thursday.

She was 91.

Dee died of natural causes at her New Rochelle, New York, home surrounded by family, the spokeswoman said.

A private service will be held for family and friends. A public memorial will be held at a later date.

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