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Ruby Dee poses backstage at the 14th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, in this Jan. 27, 2008 file photo. Dee, who won acclaim on stage, film and television and became a notable figure in the U.S. civil rights movement, died peacfully at home on June 11, 2014, a friend of the family said. The actress was 91 years old. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Acclaimed stage, screen actress Ruby Dee dies at 91

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Legendary stage and screen actress Ruby Dee, who won acclaim on stage, in film and television and became a notable figure in the U.S. civil rights movement, died peacefully at home Wednesday night, a friend of the family said Thursday.

The actress, who was 91 years old, died in New Rochelle, N.Y., surrounded by her family.

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