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Cicely Tyson was born December 9, 1933 in Harlem, N.Y. to parents who were immigrants from the Caribbean Island of Nevis. Before she became an actress, she was discovered by a staff member for Ebony Magazine and became a fashion model. After modeling, she took on the stage, starring in plays like The Blacks: A Clown Show, The Cool World, and The Trip to Bountiful. She eventually moved on to the small screen, starring in shows such as East Side/West Side, I Spy and The Guiding Light. In 1981, Tyson entered a tumultuous marriage with famous jazz musician Miles Davis, which later ended in divorce. She has gone on to star in a multitude of movies and earn many awards for her devotion to her craft.
Cicely is a part of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the Board of Selectors for the Jefferson Awards for Public Service, and has even received a degree from Morehouse College, which is an all-male school.
In honor of her fantastic career and achievements, here is a list of ten of her most notable productions.
What are some of your favorite Cicely Tyson movies?