Cicely Tyson, best know for her roles of playing strong African-American women, has died. With the permission of Tyson's family, her manager Larry Thompson made the announcement Thursday afternoon. He did not release any additional details. Tyson's acting career brought her a Tony award, Emmy Awards, a Screen Actor's Guild Award, and an Oscar nomination. In 2016, she won a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor. Born in 1924, Cicely was cast in some of the first roles portrayed by an African American woman at the time, creating a legacy of being a pioneer in the film and television industries. to the industry.
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