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Cicely Tyson, Pioneering Hollywood Icon, Dies at 96

Source: Variety

Cicely Tyson, Pioneering Hollywood Icon, Dies at 96

By Carmel Dagan
Cicely Tyson Dead: Pioneering Hollywood Icon
Harpo, Inc.

Emmy- and Tony-winning actress Cicely Tyson, who distinguished herself in theater, film and television, died on Thursday afternoon. She was 96.

“I have managed Miss Tyson’s career for over 40 years, and each year was a privilege and blessing,” her manager, Larry Thompson, said in a statement. “Cicely thought of her new memoir as a Christmas tree decorated with all the ornaments of her personal and professional life. Today she placed the last ornament, a Star, on top of the tree.”

Throughout her career Tyson refused to play drug addicts, prostitutes or maids, roles she thought demeaning to Black women. But when a good part came along she grabbed hold of it with tenacity.

Onstage she was in the original 1961 Off Broadway production of Jean Genet’s “The Blacks” and, decades later, she won a Tony for her starring role in a revival of “The Trip to Bountiful.”




Read more: https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/cicely-tyson-dead-dies-1234895188/
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