Phylicia Rashad, Harry Belafonte and More To Honor Ruby Dee At NYC Memorial

Legendary actress Ruby Dee will get a final send-off later this month as a host of celebrities come together for a memorial in New York.

Ruby Dee, Phylicia RashadLegendary actress and activist Ruby Dee will get a final send-off later this month as a host of celebrities come together for a memorial in New York City.

The Terri Williams Agency announced the celebration will take place at Riverside Church on Sept. 20. Former Mayor David Dinkins and Sonia Sanchez will deliver reflections, while Harry Belafonte will provide the eulogy.

Dee’s poetry and prose will be read by Angela Bassett, Tyne Daly, Kim Fields, S. Epatha Merkerson, Phylicia Rashad, Pauletta Washington and Lynn Whitfield. Additionally, musical tributes will be performed by Alicia Keys, Audra McDonald, Wynton Marsalis and Peter Yarrow.

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