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Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actress and civil-rights activist whose career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at 91,  her daughter said.

Nora Davis Day told The Associated Press on Thursday that her mother died Wednesday night at home in New Rochelle, N.Y.

Dee, who frequently acted alongside her husband of 56 years, Ossie Davis, was surrounded by family and friends, she added.

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