Legendary actress Ruby Dee has died at age 91, a family member confirmed Thursday.
The Grammy-winning actress is best known for her stage and screen work in films such as "A Raisin in the Sun" (1961), Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing” (1989), and the 1979 TV movie “Roots: The Next Generation". Ruby Dee and her husband of 57 years, actor Ossie Davis, had an open marriage.
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Charles Pope, the founder and only original member of The Tams, passed away at his home in Atlanta today. Mr. Pope was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He was 76 years old.
Mr. Pope is survived by his wife Dianne Pope; and his children, former Xscape singer Tameka "Tiny" Harris, Albert "Little Redd" Cottle, and Michelle Pope.
Mr. Pope was a legendary musician and a loving husband and father. He will be missed. My family and I send our condolences to the Pope family.
Funeral arrangements have been set.