Actress Ruby Dee, who passed away in June of this year at the age of 91, will be honored later this month in New York City.


Alicia Keys and Broadway star Audra Macdonald have signed up to lead a tribute to late actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee. A memorial for the star will be held at the Riverside Church in New York on 20 September (14), and Keys and MacDonald will be among the famous faces saluting the movie and theatre great, who died in June (14), aged 91. Dee’s poetry and prose will be read by Angela Bassett, Tyne Daly, Phylicia Rashad, Pauletta Washington and Lynn Whitfield, among others, while Harry Belafonte will deliver a eulogy.


Over the course of her lifetime, Dee starred in dozens and films and plays. She won a Grammy, an Emmy, was honored by the Kennedy Center, and was nominated for an Oscar.

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