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Broadway Dims Lights in Memory of Ruby Dee

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Broadway dimmed its lights Friday night in memory of Ruby Dee.

Dee is being remembered as not only a legend on the stage and screen, but also a civil rights activist.

President Barack Obama said she paved the way for generations of black actors and actresses and inspired African-American women across the country.

Her career spanned seven decades, with notable works such as "A Raisin in the Sun" and, more recently, "American Gangster."

Her family plans to hold a private funeral, with a public memorial at a later date.

Ruby Dee was 91 years old.

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