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Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson's biography

Cecily Louise Tyson is 97 years old stage actor born at Harlem. Cicely was born on Friday 19th of December 1924. She is often nicknamed as Cicely L. Tyson, Cicely Tyson, Cecily Louise Tyson, Cicely Louise Tyson, Cecily Tyson, Cecily L. Tyson. According to year of birth 1924 she belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 19th of December means Cicely is Sagittarius. Sagittarius is a Fiery sign of Zodiac Belt. These people are highly learned and love to gain knowledge throughout their life.

Cicely is native english speaker. She is black american. She is citizen of United States of America. She is christian. Her primary profession is to be stage actor. You can know her also as film actor, television actor, model. She is recently known as voice actor.

Cicely Tyson's family

Cicely Tyson's ex husband

Miles Davis

Cicely Tyson and Miles Davis have been together since 1981 for 7 years. He is known as composer. Her ex husband was born on Wednesday 26th of May 1926 in Alton. Cicely´s ex husband died on Saturday 28th of September 1991 in Santa Monica. Miles Davis was 67 years old, when this happened.

Cicely Tyson's schools

We found 1 school She attended. Name of the school: Bayard Rustin Educational Complex.

Detailed informations about her schools

  • Graduated from Charles Evans Hughes High School in Manhattan.

Cicely Tyson's career

Cicely´s main focus is to be stage actor. She is famous thanks to Co-founded the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Is Cicely Tyson gay ?

Cicely is known to be straight.

How did Cicely Tyson die

Cicely died on on Thursday 28th of January 2021 when he was 97 years old at New York City. Cicely Tysons death was caused by undisclosed.

Awards and competitions

Cicely Tyson's Awards

  • Was the first-African American actress to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Television Movie for her performance in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974).
  • She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on August 21, 1997.
  • According to the New York Times, when Ms. Tyson won a Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for "The Trip to Bountiful" on June 9, 2013, she became the oldest person ever to win an acting Tony.
  • On November 23rd 2016, she was awarded the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama for her contribution to the arts and American culture,.

Cicely Tyson's Nominations

  • Cicely was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress for work Sounder in 1972

What else you don't know about Cicely Tyson ?

Cicely´s middle name is Louise.

What Cicely Tyson has done for a first time

  • Was the first-African American actress to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Television Movie for her performance in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974).
  • Separated from her first husband on June 18, 1944 after eighteen months of marriage. They didn't officially divorce for more than a dozen years.

Cicely Tyson's quotes

  • One lady told me that before she saw Sounder (1972), she didn't believe black people could love each other, have deep relationships in the same way as white people.
  • [of 'trances' she seems to occupy to prepare for roles] I'm looking inside myself. Inside of me is where this character is coming from, and I was feeling a sense of who this woman can be... I am the character [on set] until I go home.
  • Age is just a number. Life and aging are the greatest gifts that we could possibly ever have.
  • I am the sum total of each one of the women I have played. That they were able to survive the times, and the way in which they did it, made me a stronger person and allowed me to truly believe that all things are possible.
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Cicely Tyson's height, body shape, eye color

Lets describe how Cicely Tyson looks. We will focus on her height, body shape, eye color and hair color. Cicely is tall as 5' 3½" (161 cm). Body build is slim. Cicely´s eyes are tinted brown - dark. Her hair is shade of black.

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