Radiant Ruby Dee

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Yesterday the world lost a formidable screen actress, civil rights leader and an amazing woman of class. Mrs. Ruby Dee. Her presence in film and stage was undeniable and she will be truly missed.

“You just try to do everything that comes up. Get up an hour earlier, stay up an hour later, make the time. Then you look back and say, ‘Well, that was a neat piece of juggling there — school, marriage, babies, career.’ The enthusiasms took me through the action, not the measuring of it or the reasonableness.”

Ruby Dee will be cremated, and her ashes will be held in the same urn as that of Davis, with the inscription “In this thing together”.