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Worked as a secretary and model while establishing herself as an actress


Will only portray strong images of women


Co-founded the Dance Theatre of Harlem with Arthur Mitchell.


She was married to Miles Davis by Andrew Young in the home of Bill Cosby. Bill Cosby was the best man, and gave away the bride.


Now residing in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.


She was the Thursday night host for CBS Radio's "Sears Mystery Theater" (1979). She was still Thursday's host when it became "The Mutual Radio Theater" on Mutual Radio (1980).


Honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


Aunt of Cathy Tyson.


Is the first African American Actress to win an Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Television Movie for her performance in "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman".


The Cicely Tyson High School of Performing and Fine arts was named in her honor is located in East Orange, New Jersey.


Is one of only 7 African-American actresses to receive the Best Actress Oscar nomination. The others in chronological order are: Dorothy Dandridge, Diana Ross, Diahann Carroll, Whoopi Goldberg, Angela Bassett and Halle Berry.


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