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Hollywood pioneer Cicely Tyson dies at 96

Hollywood in Tears as it looses one of its pioneers, Cicely Tyson.

The Emmy- and Tony-winning actress died on January 28th,2021 at the age of 96.

Tyson made her film debut with a small role in 1957’s “Twelve Angry Men” and her formal debut in the 1959 Sidney Poitier film “Odds Against Tomorrow,” followed by “The Comedians,” “The Last Angry Man,” “A Man Called Adam” and “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.”

Tyson received an Oscar nomination in 1973 for Martin Ritt’s drama “Sounder” and an Honorary Oscar in 2018

Some of the actress’s best work in television includes, “Miss Jane Pittman,” “Roots,” “The Wilma Rudolph Story,” “King: The Martin Luther King Story,” “When No One Would Listen,” “A Woman Called Moses,” “The Marva Collins Story,” “The Women of Brewster Place,” “The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All” and the TV adaptation of “Trip to Bountiful.

Her latest work before her death was her memoir “Just As I Am” which was published on Tuesday, January 26.

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