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Cicely Tyson, purposeful and pioneering actor, dead at 96

February 4, 2021

Cicely Tyson, the pioneering Black actor who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper’s wife in “Sounder,” won a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88 and touched TV viewers’ hearts in “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,” died Thursday, January 28, 2021 at age 96. Tyson’s death was announced by her… [Read More]