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Cicely Tyson Biography: Age, Height, Birthday, Career, Family, Personal Life, Net Worth

The young Tyson's devout mother was furious that she took a modeling contract and kicked her out of the house since she thought it was a bad thing to do.

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Cicely Tyson Biography: December 19, 1924, saw the birth of Cicely Louise Tyson. Throughout a career spanning more than seven decades, she became well-known for her performances as a strong African American woman in films, television shows, and stage plays. Among Tyson’s numerous accolades were three Emmy Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Tony Award, an Honorary Academy Award, and a Peabody Award. We would like to honor this incredible actress since we adore her.

Cicely Tyson Biography:

Early Life

On December 19, 1924, Cicely Tyson was born in the Bronx. Her parents were immigrants from West India who first settled in New York City before relocating to East Harlem. Her father was William Augustine Tyson, and her mother was Fredericka (Huggins) Tyson. Tyson grew raised in a pious home where he attended prayer services at the East Harlem Episcopal Church and participated in the choir.

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In the 1956 movie “Carib Gold,” she landed her first acting job. In 1958, she made her stage debut in “Dark of the Moon” at the Harlem Y.M.C.A. She debuted on television in “Frontiers of Faith” in 1961. Early in the 1960s, Tyson was a part of the original cast of “The Blacks,” a drama by French playwright Jean Genet. The show was the longest-running off-Broadway non-musical of the decade, with 1,408 performances.

Her performance in “Moon on a Rainbow Shawl” earned her the 1961–1962 Vernon Rice Award. Tyson played the lead role in the 1972 movie “Sounder,” for which she received Best Actress nominations from the N.S.F.C. and the N.B.R., as well as an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe Award. In the 1974 television movie “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,” she starred. Her portrayal of a black lady before the start of the civil rights movement garnered her an Emmy Award for Actress of the Year and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie.

Tyson narrated the acclaimed documentary “Up from the Bottoms: The Search for the American Dream.” In 2013, she was awarded the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. She acted in the Netflix original movie “A Fall From Grace” in 2020. In 2021, she published her autobiography, “Just as I Am.” On January 28, 2021, she passed away.

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Cicely Louise Tyson

Date of Birth December 19, 1924
Death Age January 28, 2021 (age 96)
Zodiac sign Sagittarius
Height 5′ 3″
Relationship Status
Net Worth $10 million
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Our love for Cicely Tyson

She was honest.

Tyson was not the type to labor solely for financial gain. Throughout her 70-year career, she remained unwavering in her commitment to portraying stereotypical images of black women.

She was an actress of many talents.

We are aware that she was deserving of every acting nomination and award. These accolades and citations showed how versatile she is as an actress.

She served as an excellent example.

For young women of color, Tyson served as an excellent role model. She demonstrated to us that women can dream big and achieve everything they set their minds to, regardless of their state, creed, or race.

5 facts About Her

Her name is at a school.

She used to donate to a school in New Jersey that was named in her honor.

She typed things.

Tyson got hired as a typist for her first job.

She was expelled from the home.

The young Tyson’s devout mother was furious that she took a modeling contract and kicked her out of the house since she thought it was a bad thing to do.

She picked her roles deliberately.

She was particular about the roles she accepted and steadfastly refused to participate in “blaxploitation” movies or perform just for financial gain.

Please, no wigs

Tyson was the first African American actress on television to wear her hair naturally.

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