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Cicely Tyson


Born - 19 December 1924, New York City, USA
Died - 28 January 2021

Striking-looking American actress whose parents emigrated to America from the Caribbean island of Nevis. Initially a dancer, she became a top model after being spotted by a magazine editor. Leaving modelling in her early thirties, she turned to acting, at first in scattered films, but later with conspicuous success in a 65-year career: Carib Gold (1956), Odds Against Tomorrow (1959), Two for the Seesaw (1962), A Man Called Adam (1966), The Comedians (1967), The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1968), Sounder (1972), winning an Emmy for The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974), The Blue Bird (1976), A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich (1978), Bustin' Loose (1981), Playing With Fire (1985), Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (1991), Hoodlum (1997), A Lesson Before Dying (1999), Jewel (2001), Because of Winn-Dixie (2004), Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005), Madea's Family Reunion (2006), Why Did I Get Married Too? (2009), The Help (2011), Alex Cross (2012), The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013), Showing Roots (2016), Last Flag Flying (2017) and A Fall from Grace (2020), her last. Married and divorced from jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, she was the aunt of actress Cathy Tyson.