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Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign:
December 19, Sagittarius
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Cicely Tyson Fast Facts:
Worked as a typist after high school.
Became one of the top U.S. black models in the late 1950s, appearing on the covers of such magazines as Harper's Bazaar and Vogue.
Appeared as Jane Foster in the acclaimed
East Side/West Side
in 1963; it was the first drama series to feature a black woman in a recurring role.
Refused to appear in blaxploitation films despite their popularity in the 1970s.
Cofounder of the renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem.
Had an East Orange, N.J., performing and fine arts school named in her honor in 1995.
Was honored at Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball in 2005.
In 2009, she received an honorary degree from Morehouse College, an all-male college.
Appeared in Willow Smith's video for the song "21st Century Girl" in 2011.
Is an activist for raising awareness to prevent strokes.
Is a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Cicely Tyson Relationships:
Theodosia Tyson - Mother
Miles Davis - Ex-husband
William Tyson - Father
Cicely Tyson Awards:
1994 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Winner
2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
2009 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
1995 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
1974 Emmy: Actress of the Year - Special - Winner
2014 Emmy: Outstanding Television Movie - Nominee
1994 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
1973 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
1977 Emmy: Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series - Nominee
2014 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
1974 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress - Nominee
1999 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
1978 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series - Nominee
1974 Emmy: Best Lead Actress in Drama - Winner
1972 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
2013 Tony: Actress (Play) - Winner
1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
1982 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special - Nominee
2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards: Best Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series - Nominee
Attended New York University, New York, NY
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