Video: Watch Ruby Dee Shine on the Big Screen

The iconic actress played roles in films from Jungle Fever to A Raisin in the Sun.

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Ruby Dee at the 5th Annual Black Girls Rock! Awards at the Paradise Theater Oct. 16, 2010, in New York City

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Let these memories of Ruby Dee—who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 91—in roles from Jungle Fever to A Raisin in the Sun remind you of her legendary film career.

1. Do the Right Thing, 1989, Mother Sister

2. Jungle Fever, 1991, Lucinda Purify

3. American Gangster, 2007, Mama Lucas

4. A Raisin in the Sun, 1961, Ruth Younger

5. Gone Are the Days! (Purlie Victorious), 1963, Lutiebelle Gussie Mae Jenkins

6. Black Girl, 1972, Netta’s Mother

7. Naming Number Two, 2006, Nanna Maria


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