1. On November 18, 2018, Cicely Tyson became the first African-American woman to receive an honorary Oscar.
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2. In 1977, Cicely Tyson was inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame.
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3. In 2013, Cicely Tyson played a supporting role in the horror film The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia.
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9. In 1961, Cicely Tyson appeared in the original cast of French playwright Jean Genet's The Blacks, the longest running off-Broadway non-musical of the decade, running for 1,408 performances.
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10. In November 2016, Cicely Tyson received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is the highest civilian honor in the United States.
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