Angela Bassett, Phylicia Rashad Will Remember Ruby Dee at Memorial

News   Angela Bassett, Phylicia Rashad Will Remember Ruby Dee at Memorial Academy Award winner Angela Bassett and Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad are among the artists who will speak during the Sept. 20 New York City memorial for late actress Ruby Dee, according to the New York Post.

In addition to Bassett (The Mountaintop) and Rashad (A Raisin in the Sun), the memorial will include contributions from Harry Belafonte, Grammy winner Alicia Keys, former New York City mayor David Dinkins and poet Sonia Sanchez.

Dee, a Broadway veteran, Oscar-nominated actress and civil rights activist, died June 9 at the age of 91. Read the Playbill.com obituary for Dee here.

The public memorial will be held at 11 AM at the Riverside Church.

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