N.Y. memorial service to honour life of actress, activist Ruby Dee

July 1, 2014 9:04 PM

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N.Y. memorial service to honour life of actress, activist Ruby Dee

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Friends, family and fans of actress and activist Ruby Dee, who died last month at the age of 91, will honour her life and legacy at a memorial service in New York in September, a family spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

Dee, who won acclaim in films, theatre and television and along with her late husband actor Ossie Davis, was a notable figure in the U.S. civil rights movement.

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