Cicely Tyson Death
Cicely passed away on January 28, 2021 at the age of 87 in Harlem, New York City, USA.
When did Cicely Tyson die?January 28, 2021
How old was Cicely Tyson when died?87
Where did Cicely Tyson die? What was the location of death?Harlem, New York City, USA
Cicely Tyson Birthday and Date of Death
Cicely Tyson was born on December 19, 1933 and died on January 28, 2021. Cicely was 87 years old at the time of death.
Birthday: December 19, 1933
Date of Death: January 28, 2021
Age at Death: 87
Cicely Tyson - Biography
Cicely L. Tyson (born December 18, 1924) is an American actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and the Golden Globe Award for her performance as Rebecca Morgan in Sounder (1972). For this role she also won the NSFC Best Actress and NBR Best Actress Awards. She starred in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974), for which she won two Emmy Awards and was nominated for a BAFTA Award.
Having appeared in minor film and television roles early in her career, Tyson garnered widespread attention and critical acclaim for her performance as Rebecca Morgan in Sounder (1972); she was nominated for both the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her work in the film. Tyson's portrayal of the title role in the 1974 television film The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman won her further praise; among other accolades, the role won her two Emmy Awards and a nomination for a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Tyson married jazz trumpeter Miles Davis on November 26, 1981 in a ceremony conducted by Atlanta mayor Andrew Young at the home of actor Bill Cosby. Tyson and Davis resided in Malibu, California, until their divorce in 1988. She has no children. Tyson appeared on the cover of Davis' 1967 album, Sorcerer. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority.
The Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts, a magnet school in East Orange, New Jersey, was named after her. She plays an active part in supporting the school, which serves underprivileged African-American communities.