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Actress Ruby Dee dies at 91

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 01:28

June 12 - Legendary stage and screen actress Ruby Dee dies at 91. John Russell reports.

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 Legendary stage and screen actress Ruby Dee, who won acclaim on stage, film and television and became a notable figure in the U.S. civil rights movement, has died. The actress, who was 91 years old, passed away on Wednesday (June 11) night in New Rochelle, New York, surrounded by her family. The petite actress won an Oscar nomination in 2008 for her role in "American Gangster." After being nominated for six Emmys, she won the award in 1991 for her role in the TV movie "Decoration Day." Actor Harrison Ford was injured on the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII" on Thursday and was taken to hospital for treatment, a Disney representative said. Ford, 71, sustained an ankle injury while filming in London, and taken to a local hospital. Filming will continue on schedule while Ford recovers. Hollywood actress and United Nations (UN) Special Envoy Angelina Jolie arrived with partner Brad Pitt and British Foreign Secretary William Hague in London on Thursday (June 12) morning, for the third day of a global summit to end sexual violence in conflict. The summit follows a series of violent incidents against women that was expected to raise pressure for action, including the kidnap of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls. Cate Blanchett was among the honorees at the 2014 Crystal + Lucy Awards in Los Angeles Wednesday (June 11) night. The Oscar winning actress walked the red carpet before receiving the Crystal Award for Excellence In Film, and says being recognized by her female peers felt very special. Women In Film have held awards annually since 1977.

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Actress Ruby Dee dies at 91

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 01:28