Ruby Dee ~ Tears for yet another beautiful American icon, RIP. Born Ruby Wallace, she was an actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, and activist. She's best known for roles in "A Raisin in the Sun," "Do The Right Thing," "Jungle Fever" and "American Gangster." She won Grammy, Emmy, Obie, & Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement awards. She was a recipient of the National Medal of Arts & the Kennedy Center Honors.