Cicely Tyson Overview:

Actress, Cicely Tyson, was born on Dec 19, 1924 in New York City, NY. As of December 2020, Cicely Tyson was 96 years old.



Although Tyson was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1972Best ActressSounderRebecca MorganNominated

She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Cicely Tyson Facts
Is one of 9 African-American actresses to be nominated for the Best Actress Oscar. The others in chronological order are: Dorothy Dandridge, Diana Ross, Diahann Carroll, Whoopi Goldberg, Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Gabourey Sidibe and Viola Davis.

Co-founded the Dance Theatre of Harlem with Arthur Mitchell.

Now residing in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

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