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Cicely Tyson
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Actress
    (December 19, 1933- )
    Raised in Harlem, New York
    Films include 'Carib Gold,' 'The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter,' 'Sounder,' 'Airport 79,' 'Fried Green Tomatoes,' 'Because of Winn-Dixie' and 'Diary of a Mad Black Woman'
    Television movies include 'The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,' 'Roots,' 'The Wilma Rudolph Story,' 'King,' 'A Woman Called Moses,' 'The Marva Collins Story,' 'The Women of Brewster Place,' 'Heat Wave' and 'A Lesson Before Dying'
    Won 2 Emmy Awards for 'The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)'
    Appeared on 'East Side/West Side' and 'Guiding Light'
    Host of Sears Mutual Radio Theatre
    She is too selective when accepting film roles.
    She was married in Bill Cosby's living room to jazz musician Miles Davis (1981).
    She later divorced Davis (1987).
    The breadth of her roles have been in 'made for TV' movies.
    She appeared on the daytime soap opera 'Guiding Light.'
    She has an honorary sorority membership.
    She was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar ('Sounder,' 1972).
    She holds the record for most NAACP Image Awards won.
    She turned down roles as drug addicts, prostitutes and servants because they portray negative images of black women.
    She tries to select film roles which are both educational and entertaining.
    She co-founded the Dance Theatre of Harlem.
    She lectured at over 500 college campuses on subjects ranging from humanitarianism to race relations.
    She was a UNICEF World Ambassador (1985).

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