Cicely Tyson dies: Oscar nominee, Emmy and Tony winner was 96


And this afternoon, we learned that Cicely Tyson, the pioneering black actress who who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper's wife, in sounder, a Tony Award in 2013 when she was 88 2 Emmys for her role in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman died today at the age of 96. Cicely Tyson's memoir, Justus I Am was published this week.

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