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Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson at the 1992 Emmy Awards.
Born December 19, 1933 (1933-12-19) (age 74)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Spouse(s) Miles Davis (1981 - 1988)

Cicely Tyson (born December 19, 1933) is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated American actress. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (492x689, 43 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cicely Tyson ... is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... New York, New York redirects here. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, widely considered to be one of the most influential of the 20th century. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... An Emmy Award. ... This is a list of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie winners: 1979: Esther Rolle - Summer of My German Soldier 1980: Mare Winningham - Amber Waves 1981: Jane Alexander - Playing for Time 1982: Penny Fuller - The Elephant Man 1983: Jean Simmons - The Thorn Birds... Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All is a 1989 first novel by Allan Gurganus which was on the New York Times Best Seller list for eight months. ... The following is a list of the Primetime Emmy Award for Actress of the Year winners. ... The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman is a 1971 novel by Ernest J. Gaines, whose narrator, a 110-year-old african-american woman named Jane Pittman, tells about her life. ... This is a list of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie winners: 1974: Mildred Natwick - The Swoop Sisters 1975: Jessica Walter - Amy Prentiss 1976: Rosemary Harris - Notorious Woman 1977: Patty Duke - Captains and Kings 1978: Meryl Streep - Holocaust 1979: Bette Davis - Strangers... The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman is a 1971 novel by Ernest J. Gaines, whose narrator, a 110-year-old african-american woman named Jane Pittman, tells about her life. ... is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... An Emmy Award. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ...


A successful stage actress, Tyson is also known for appearances in the film Sounder and the television specials The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and Roots. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman is a 1971 novel by Ernest J. Gaines, whose narrator, a 110-year-old african-american woman named Jane Pittman, tells about her life. ... Roots was a 1977 American television miniseries based on Alex Haleys work Roots: The Saga of an American Family, his critically-acclaimed genealogical novel. ...

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Biography

Tyson's devout Christian parents came from the island of Nevis of Saint Kitts and Nevis in the West Indies, but she was born and raised in Harlem, New York City. For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Nevis (disambiguation). ... The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ... This article is about the Harlem neighborhood in New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Tyson was discovered by a photographer for Ebony magazine, and became a popular fashion model. Her first film was an uncredited role in Carib Gold in 1957, but she went on to do television - the celebrated series East Side/West Side and the long-running soap opera The Guiding Light. Ebony, a magazine for the African American market, was founded by John H. Johnson and has been published since the autumn of 1945. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... East Side/West Side was an hour-long American television drama starring George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, and Cicely Tyson. ... This Guiding Light logo, which debuted in 1982, was used, save for background changes, until 1990. ...


In 1961, Tyson appeared in the original cast of French playwright Jean Genet's "The Blacks", the longest running Off-Broadway non-musical of the decade, running for 1,408 performances. The original cast also featured James Earl Jones, Roscoe Lee Browne, Louis Gossett, Jr.,Godfrey Cambridge, Maya Angelou and Charles Gordone. First international Australia 3 - 22 New Zealand (15 August 1903) Largest win New Zealand 145 - 17 Japan (4 June 1995) Worst defeat Australia 28 - 7 New Zealand (28 August 1999) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Champions, 1987 The international rugby union team of New Zealand are... James Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931) is an American Academy Award-nominated, Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor of film and stage well known for his deep basso voice. ... Roscoe Lee Browne (May 2, 1925 – April 11, 2007) was an American Emmy Award-winning actor and director, known for his rich voice and dignified bearing. ... Louis Cameron Gossett, Jr. ... Godfrey MacArthur Cambridge (February 26, 1933 - November 29, 1976) was an American comedian and actor, who was especially popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s as a regular guest on The Merv Griffin Show and other talk shows. ... Maya Angelou (IPA: [1]), born Marguerite Ann Johnson April 4, 1928 in St. ... Charles Edward Gordone (12 October 1925 - 17 November 1995) He was the first black playwright to win the Pulitzer Prize. ...


In 1966 she starred opposite Sammy Davis Jr. in the film, "A Man Called Adam", and in 1967, she appeared in The Comedians. The following year she had a featured role in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. Sammy Davis, Jr. ... A Man Called Adam (sometimes abbreviated to AMCA) are an Ibiza-based British dance music group comprising Sally Rodgers and Steve Jones, who were pioneers of the chill out genre. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... NOTE: This article does not refer to the Graham Greene novel The Comedians. The Comedians is a British television show from the 1970s (later reprised in the 1980s) which gave a stage to nightclub and working mens club comedians of the era, including Stan Boardman, Frank Carson, and Bernard... This The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter does not cite any references or sources. ...


In 1972, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the critically acclaimed Sounder. In 1974 she won two Emmy Awards for The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. Other acclaimed television roles included Roots, King, in which she portrayed Coretta Scott King, The Marva Collins Story, When No One Would Listen and Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All for which she received her third Emmy award. Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... An Emmy Award. ... The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman is a 1971 novel by Ernest J. Gaines, whose narrator, a 110-year-old african-american woman named Jane Pittman, tells about her life. ... Roots was a 1977 American television miniseries based on Alex Haleys work Roots: The Saga of an American Family, his critically-acclaimed genealogical novel. ... Coretta Scott King (April 27, 1927 – January 30, 2006) was the wife of the assassinated civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. ... Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All is a 1989 first novel by Allan Gurganus which was on the New York Times Best Seller list for eight months. ...


In 2005, Tyson co-starred in the movies Because of Winn-Dixie and Diary of a Mad Black Woman. Also the same year she was honored by Oprah Winfrey at her Legends Ball. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the 2005 film adaptation of the novel, see Because of Winn-Dixie (film). ... Diary of a Mad Black Woman is a film adaptation written by Tyler Perry, which was inspired by the play of the same name. ... Oprah Winfrey, (born January 29, 1954) is a multiple-Emmy Award winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the highest rated talk show in television history. ... The Legends and Younguns (2005) Oprah Winfreys Legends Ball was a three-day celebration honoring twenty-five legendary African American women in the fields of art, entertainment, and civil rights. ...



She was married to trumpeter Miles Davis from 1981 to 1988. Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, widely considered to be one of the most influential of the 20th century. ...


The Cicely Tyson school of Performing and Fine Arts, a magnet school in East Orange, New Jersey was renamed in her honor.


Filmography

The handprints of Cicely Tyson in front of The Great Movie Ride at Walt Disney World's Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park.

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Television work

  • East Side/West Side (1963-1964)
  • Guiding Light (1966)
  • Marriage: Year One (1971) (unsold pilot)
  • Neighbors (1971)
  • Wednesday Night Out (1972)
  • The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
  • Free to Be… You and Me (1974)
  • Just an Old Sweet Song (1976)
  • Roots (1977) (miniseries)
  • Wilma (1977)
  • King (1978) (miniseries)
  • A Woman Called Moses (1978)
  • Tyree Story(1981)
  • The Marva Collins Story* (1981)
  • Benny's Place (1982)
  • Playing with Fire (1985)
  • Intimate Encounters (1986)
  • Acceptable Risks (1986)
  • Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)
  • The Women of Brewster Place (1989)

East Side/West Side was an hour-long American television drama starring George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, and Cicely Tyson. ... Guiding Light (known as The Guiding Light prior to 1975, GL) is an American television program credited by the Guinness Book of World Records as being the longest-running soap opera in production and the longest running drama in television history. ... The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman is a 1971 novel by Ernest J. Gaines, whose narrator, a 110-year-old african-american woman named Jane Pittman, tells about her life. ... Free to Be… You and Me is a record album and illustrated songbook for children, first released in November 1972, and later in 1974 as a television special, featuring songs and stories from celebrities (credited as Marlo Thomas and Friends). Using poetry, songs, and sketches, the basic concept was to... Roots is a 1977 American television miniseries based on Alex Haleys work Roots: The Saga of an American Family, his critically acclaimed genealogical novel. ... King is a 1978 television film miniseries based on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ... Gloria Naylors first novel The Women of Brewster Place was released as a TV miniseries in 1989. ... Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All is a 1989 first novel by Allan Gurganus which was on the New York Times Best Seller list for eight months. ... Dvd cover Always Outnumbered is a made for television movie based on the short story collection Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned by author Walter Mosley. ... Mama Floras Family is a novel by Alex Haley. ... A Lesson Before Dying is Ernest J. Gaines eighth novel, published in 1993. ... The Rose Parks Story is a film about the civil rights heroine Rosa Parks, whose refusal to obey racial bus segregation was just one of her acts in her fight for justice. ...

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Awards
Preceded by
Katharine Hepburn
Love Among the Ruins
Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Movie
1974
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Succeeded by
Cloris Leachman
A Brand New Life
Preceded by
Mary Tyler Moore
Stolen Babies
Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
1994
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
Succeeded by
Judy Davis
Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story
Shirley Knight
Indictment: The McMartin Trial
Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Internet Broadway Database The Internet Broadway Database (IBDb) is an online database of Broadway theatre productions and their personnel. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a cable television channel featuring commercial-free classic movies, mostly from the Turner Entertainment and Warner Bros. ... TV.com is a website belonging to the CNET Games and Entertainment family of websites. ... This article or section should be merged with Yahoo! Yahoo! Movies provides information on current movie theater releases, including showtimes, critical reviews and general popular opinion. ... Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an iconic American actress of film, television and stage. ... Love Among the Ruins can be any of the following: an 1852 poem by Robert Browning ( [1]); an 1893-4 oil painting by Edward Burne-Jones, named after Brownings poem ( [2]); a 1904 novel by Warwick Deeping—see Love Among the Ruins (Warwick Deeping); a 1948 novel by Angela... This is a list of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie winners: 1974: Mildred Natwick - The Swoop Sisters 1975: Jessica Walter - Amy Prentiss 1976: Rosemary Harris - Notorious Woman 1977: Patty Duke - Captains and Kings 1978: Meryl Streep - Holocaust 1979: Bette Davis - Strangers... The year 1974 in television involved some significant events. ... The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman is a 1971 novel by Ernest J. Gaines, whose narrator, a 110-year-old african-american woman named Jane Pittman, tells about her life. ... Cloris Leachman (born April 30, 1926) is an Academy Award-, nine-time Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning American actress of stage, film and television. ... This article is about the actress. ... Stolen Babies are an American avant-garde metal band with significant influences from dark cabaret, signed to The End Records. ... This is a list of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie winners: 1979: Esther Rolle - Summer of My German Soldier 1980: Mare Winningham - Amber Waves 1981: Jane Alexander - Playing for Time 1982: Penny Fuller - The Elephant Man 1983: Jean Simmons - The Thorn Birds... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All is a 1989 first novel by Allan Gurganus which was on the New York Times Best Seller list for eight months. ... Judy Davis (born 23 April 1955) is an Academy Award-nominated and 3-time Emmy Award-winning Australian actress. ... Shirley Enola Knight, also known by her married name of Shirley Knight Hopkins, was born on July 5, 1936, to a wealthy family in Goessel, Kansas. ...

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Cicely Tyson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (302 words)
Cicely Tyson (born December 19, 1933 in New York City) is an award-winning American actress.
Her devoutly Christian parents came from the island of Nevis (Saint Kitts and Nevis) in the West Indies, but Cicely was born and raised in Harlem, New York.
She was married in 1981 and divorced in 1988 from legendary trumpeter Miles Davis.
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Tyson, Cicely, born in 1933, American stage, motion-picture, and television actor, known for portraying strong female characters.
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