10 Facts About Cicely Tyson

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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4. At the 67th Tony Awards on June 9, 2013, Cicely Tyson won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance as Miss Carrie Watts in The Trip to Bountiful.

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5. In 2011, Cicely Tyson appeared in her first music video in Willow Smith's 21st Century Girl.

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6. In 1974, Cicely Tyson played the title role in the television film The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.

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7. In 1972, Cicely Tyson played the role of Rebecca Morgan in the critically acclaimed film Sounder.

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8. On March 25, 1963, Cicely Tyson appeared on the game show To Tell The Truth as a decoy contestant for Shirley Abicair.

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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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