This week we honor classic beauty, Ruby Dee.

As the world mourns the recent loss of this iconic figure, we celebrate her and add this gorgeous star to our famed beauties that make up our beloved Thursday Throwbacks.

An actress, activist, writer, and part of the dynamic duo that was her marriage to equally legendary actor the late Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee was a talented pioneer in Hollywood blazing the trail for many actors of color to come.