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Ruby Dee dies: Five of her memorable movies
Ruby Dee dies: Five of her memorable movies

When the prolific actress and activist Ruby Dee died Wednesday at age 91, she left behind a show-business career that spanned seven decades on stage and screen, as well a legacy of breaking down barriers for black performers. Here are but five of her notable film roles. "The Jackie Robinson Story" (1950): Dee first gained national attention for her role as Jackie Robinson's supportive wife, Rachel, in this biopic about the ballplayer, who portrayed himself in the film. Produced just three years after Robinson broke the color line in professional baseball, "The Jackie Robinson Story" proved to be one of the more successful sports movies of its time. A 1950...

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