Ruby Dee's legacy of activism, acting mourned

For Ruby Dee, acting and activism weren't contradictory things. They were inseparable, and they were intertwined.

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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2008 file photo, Ruby Dee, right, nominated for an Oscar for best actress in a supporting role for her work in "American Gangster," and guest arrive for the 80th Academy Awards, in Los Angeles. Dee, an acclaimed actor and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91, according to her daughter. Nora Davis Day told The Associated Press on Thursday, June 12, 2014, that her mother died at home at New Rochelle, New York, on Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, file)
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