Late thespian Ruby Dee will be honoured by the Broadway community on Friday night (13Jun14) when the lights outside the Great White Way's theatres are dimmed in her memory.

The actress, who starred in several Broadway hits, died on Wednesday night (11Jun14).

Broadway's lights will be dimmed for one minute.

Charlotte St. Martin, the executive director of the Broadway League, says, "Ruby Dee inspired so many people both on stage and off. At the Tony Awards last Sunday, both Audra MCDonald and Kenny Leon paid tribute to Ruby Dee during their acceptance speeches.

"I've long admired Ruby Dee's talent as a performer and her tireless activism for civil rights. Our thoughts are with her family and she will be deeply missed."