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Cicely Tyson

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Born: December 19, 1933 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Cast (feature film)

1.
Trip to Bountiful, The (2014)
Carrie Watts is an active widow living in a cramped apartment with her son and daughter-in-law. Carrie escapes to realize her dearest dream: to return to her beloved hometown, Bountiful.
2.
Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia, The (2013)
Soon after Andy and Lisa Wyrick and their daughter Heidi move to an historic home in Georgia, they discover they are not the house's only inhabitants. The family are joined by Lisa's free-spirited sister, Joyce, and come face-to-face with a mystery that rises from underground and threatens anyone in
3.
Alex Cross (2012)
Homicide detective/psychologist Alex Cross meets his match in serial killer Picasso, in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse.
4.
Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)
Gathered together in the Bahamas for their annual one-week reunion, four close couples eagerly reconnect, sharing news about their lives and relationships. But their intimate week in paradise is disrupted by the unexpected arrival of Sheila's ex-husband, Mike, who hopes to break up her new marriage with Troy and win her back. The others soon realize they too are not immune to the challenges of commitment and fidelity. Angela doesn't believe her husband, Marcus, can be faithful now that he's a celebrity television newscaster. Dianne and Terry's relationship is feeling the strain of raising children. And Patricia, a successful self-help psychologist, must finally reveal the deep flaws in her seemingly perfect marriage to Gavin. With their relationships hanging in the balance when they return home, each couple must choose between blame and forgiveness, doubt and faith, with life-altering consequences.
6.
Fat Rose and Squeaky (2008)
A story about friendship, poetry, tofu casserole and a 38 Smith and Wesson pistol.
7.
Madea's Family Reunion (2006)
An unstoppable force of nature, southern matriarch Madea may have finally taken on more than she can chew. She has just been court ordered to be in charge of Nikki, a rebellious runaway, her nieces Lisa and Vanessa are suffering relationship trouble, and through it all she has to organize her family reunion. As the reunion approaches, secrets are revealed and tensions rise. Madea must use every tactic in her arsenal to not only keep the peace, but keep her family together.
8.
Idlewild (2006)
In the 1930s American South, there was one spot that served as a haven. All were welcome to come and find the Lord as they walked into church on Sunday mornings. When the good and righteous built these houses of worship, however, they did ask guests to leave a few things at the door, namely: cussing
9.
Because of Winn-Dixie (2005) as Gloria Dump
A lonely young girl named Opal adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie (for the supermarket where she found him). The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the people in a small Florida town and heals her own troubled relationship with her father.
10.
Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005) as Myrtle
Helen McCarter has seemingly had the perfect life with husband Charles McCarter. Over the years, Helen has been a faithful and loving wife, while Charles built a successful and lucrative career as a prominent Atlanta attorney. They wear the latest fashions, drive the nicest cars, have all the possessions they need, and they live on an expansive estate complete with an extravagant mansion, swimming pool, tennis court and all the trappings of wealth--a little piece of paradise away from the city. However, on the eve of their 18th wedding anniversary, Helen's paradise begins to crumble as Charles announces that he wants a divorce. He abruptly and literally tosses Helen out of the mansion to make room for the other woman. With all of her possessions packed in a moving van, Helen starts on her journey to put the pieces of her life back together. Through the assistance of her friends, family, faith, and a twist of fate, Helen finds the strength and empowerment she needs to get control of her circumstances. She also finds that the tragic events of her life soon become comic, especially with the guidance and help-- mostly unsolicited, by the way--of her pot-smoking, gun-toting, and much beloved, grandmother figure Madea.
11.
Rosa Parks Story, The (2002) as Leona Mccauley
The life story of civil rights heroine Rosa Parks.
12.
Jewel (2001) as Cathedral
In rural 1945 Mississippi, Jewel Hilburn and her husband Leston have four healthy children. At the age of 40, Jewel gives birth to Brenda Kay, a fifth child with Down's Syndrome. Desperately wanting the child to beat the odds, Jewel focuses her undivided attention and love upon the child and, as a r
13.
Lesson Before Dying, A (1999) as Tante Lou
Television movie based on Ernest J. Gaines' best-selling novel. In a small Cajun community in 1940s Louisiana, a young black man named Jefferson is on death row for a murder he did not commit. Teacher Grant Wiggins tries to impart learning and pride to Jefferson before his execution.
14.
Always Outnumbered (1998) as Luvia
A modern urban fable that tells the story of Socrates Fortlow, a tough ex-convict who is determined to understand and challenge the violence and anarchy in his world and in himself. Like his historical namesake, Socrates' brooding inner strength and mentoring powers profoundly affect the lives of th
15.
Riot (1997) as Maggie ("Homecoming Day")
Fictionalized vignettes which examine the 1992 Los Angeles riots from four distinct ethnic perspectives: Asian, Latino, white and black. "Gold Mountain" attempts to delineate the familiar generational split between Old World Chinese parents and their New World son while the family liquor store is be
16.
Ms. Scrooge (1997) as Ebenita Scrooge
Television movie updating Charles Dickens' story, "A Christmas Carol." Businesswoman Ebenita Scrooge treats her employees and customers poorly. She has no time for Christmas or the holiday spirit. On Christmas Eve, she is visited by the ghost of her dead partner Maude Marley and then by other spirit
17.
Bridge of Time (1997) as The Guardian
A United Nations relief worker and writer, her photojournalist ex-husband, and an opportunistic fortune hunter are saved by the inhabitants of a secret, lost city, following a plane crash. The trio encounter a community which is trying to preserve the human race from self-destruction, a place where
18.
Price of Heaven, The (1997) as Vesta Lotte Battle
A young man returns to his small Southern home town as a celebrity after appearing on the cover of "Life" with Marilyn Monroe. He finds he must choose between the girlfriend he left behind and the daughter of a wealthy mill owner. With the help of an unlikely friend, he discovers the value of love a
19.
Hoodlum (1997) as Stephanie "Queen" St Clair
The story of two rival gangs, one black one white. Fighting over illlegal gambling and gaming in Harlem during the 1930s.
20.
Road to Galveston, The (1996) as Jordan Roosevelt
A widow devastated by the death of her husband tries to rebuild her life and save her farm by turning the homestead into a nursing home for three women with Alzheimer's disease.
21.
House of Secrets (1993) as Evangeline
Two abused women, a wife and a mistress, conspire to murder the man who dominates their lives. When the victim's body disappears and clues suggest that he is alive, the women's guilt turns to fear for their own lives.
22.
When No One Would Listen (1992) as Sarah
The true story of a woman who is married to an abusive husband, and how she begins to take charge when he starts to victimize their children.
23.
Duplicates (1992) as Dr Lila Randolph
A family falls victim to a scientific institute that removes memories and transfers them to a computer.
24.
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) as Sipsey
A nursing home patient spins a tale of friendship against all odds.
25.
Heat Wave (1990) as Ruthana "Motherdear" Richardson
A television movie about the 1965 riots in the Watts section of Los Angeles. Recreates the experiences of Bob Richardson, a young Los Angeles Times messenger who covered the riots and subsequently became the paper's first African-American reporter.
26.
Heat Wave - Part 2 (1990)
A dramatic re-enactment of the turbulent events of the 1965 Watts riots, as a reporter who moved from Alabama to Los Angeles in hopes of a better career finds himself at the heart of seething racial tensions. Filmed on location in the Watts section of Los Angeles.
27.
Winner Takes All (1990) as Ruth Hastings
A detective named B.L. Stryker seeks the murderer of the father of a high school football star.
28.
Heat Wave - Part 1 (1990)
A dramatic re-enactment of the turbulent events of the 1965 Watts riots, as a reporter who moved from Alabama to Los Angeles in hopes of a better career finds himself at the heart of seething racial tensions. Filmed on location in the Watts section of Los Angeles.
29.
Intimate Encounters (1986) as Dr Claire Dalton
A lonely wife and a workaholic husband must deal with a broken marriage when the wife's romantic fantasies become real sexual encounters with strangers. After a marriage of 15 years becomes stale and unromantic, and believing her husband to be more interested in his business than in her, Julie Atkin
30.
Acceptable Risks (1986) as Janet Framm
A television movie dramatizing the catastrophic events and circumstances leading up to a devastating leak at an American chemical plant which kills and injures hundreds of people.
31.
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986) as Muriel
Martin Sheen plays social activist Mitch Snyder, who has made a name for himself in the '80s through his tireless struggle bringing the plight of the homeless to the nation's attention -- often through well-publicized hunger strikes in the shadow of The White House. Cicely Tyson is a toothless bag l
32.
Playing With Fire (1985) as Carol Phillips
Troubled teenager whose parents have split up and who thinks his life is coming apart takes out his frustrations by setting fires. Gary Coleman plays his first true dramatic role on television as the pint-sized arsonist who, at program's end, steps out of character to face the audience and give a le
33.
Benny's Place (1982) as Odessa
The fifth winner of the annual ABC Theater Award for new plays, this drama tells of a proud man who feels that time and younger men threaten his existence after he is forced to take on a young assistant in the factory repair shop that he has run by himself for so long. Louis Gossett, Jr., is the fie
34.
Bustin' Loose (1981) as Vivian Perry
Because ex-con Joe Braxton is a good mechanic, his parole officer sends him to see Vivian Perry, whose school for emotionally disturbed children is going to be closed because of lack of funds. Vivian wants to move her eight students out of urban Philadelphia and into the natural environment of a Wasington State farm. Joe is hired to fix the school's bus and drive them all across country. At first reluctant, Joe eventually bonds with the kids. And although the vulgar Joe and proper Vivian intially clash, the two of them become attracted to each other during the trip.
35.
Marva Collins Story, The (1981) as Marva Collins
Cicely Tyson was Emmy-nominated as Outstanding Actress for her portrait of a Chicago schoolteacher whose remarkable achievements with black children labelled "unteachable" were spotlighted in a 1979 "60 Minutes" segment about how she became disillusioned with the traditional school system and decide
36.
Concorde--Airport '79, The (1979) as Elaine Gilbert
A plane carrying people to the Moscow Olympics has a bomb onboard. When missiles are fired on it, it becomes necessary to fly the plane upside-down.
37.
A Hero Ain't Nothin' But A Sandwich (1977) as Sweet
A young man is torn between his potential as a writer and the lure of gang life.
38.
Wilma Rudolph Story, The (1977) as Blanche Rudolph
A fact-based drama of the childhood years of Wilma Rudolph, a Tennessee girl who overcame physical handicaps with her parents' encouragement and became a champion track sprinter, winning three gold medals in the 1960 Rome Olympics.
39.
Just an Old Sweet Song (1976) as Priscilla Simmons
A sentimental tale of a contemporary black family from Detroit whose two-week vacation in the South leads to a variety of changes in their lives. Robert Hooks' real-life sons played his fictional sons in the story. Pilot to a prospective series called "Down Home." A second one-hour movie in 1978 had
40.
Blue Bird, The (1976) as Cat
A pair of peasant children, Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, are led on a magical quest for the fabulous Blue Bird of Happiness by the Fairy Berylune. On their journey, they are accompanied by the humanized presences of a Dog, a Cat, Light, Fire, Bread, and other entities.
41.
River Niger, The (1975) as Mattie Williams
An African-American poet who earns a living as a house painter struggles to support his seriously ill wife and survive the indignities of living in the ghetto.
42.
Free To Be...You And Me (1974)
Explores the infinite possibilities of childhood. Filled with great songs and comedy bits from a range of stars, gentle lessons are served up about sharing, embracing individuality and celebrating diversity in others.
43.
Autobiography Of Miss Jane Pittman, The (1974) as Jane Pittman
Winner of nine Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama of the 1973-74 season, this was one of the most acclaimed TV movies ever, highlighted by Cicely Tyson's Emmy-winning performance as the (fictional) woman who was born into slavery in the 1850s and lived to see the Civil Rights movement a centur
44.
Sounder (1972) as Rebecca [Morgan]
Black sharecroppers during the Depression fight to get their children a decent education.
45.
Marriage: Year One (1971) as Emma Teasley
Cutesy love story about a fourth-year medical student who marries a free-thinking heiress and then insists that they live on his meager earnings.
46.
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968) as Portia
A deaf mute changes the lives of all he meets.
47.
The Comedians (1967) as Marie Thérèse
American and British tourists get caught up in political unrest in Haiti.
48.
A Man Called Adam (1966) as Claudia Ferguson
A guilt-ridden jazz trumpeter blames himself for a car accident that killed his family.
49.
Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) as Fra
Desperate losers plan a bank robbery with unexpected results.
50.
The Last Angry Man (1959) as Attacked woman
A television journalist decides to profile his uncle's fight to bring medical care to the slums.
51.
Carib Gold (1956) as

Producer (feature film)

52.
Trip to Bountiful, The (2014)
Carrie Watts is an active widow living in a cramped apartment with her son and daughter-in-law. Carrie escapes to realize her dearest dream: to return to her beloved hometown, Bountiful.

Cast (special)

53.
Trumpet Awards, The (2002) as Honoree
Coverage of the 10th annual Trumpet Awards presentation, honoring African-American achievers in fields as diverse as law, politics and entertainment.
54.
Intimate Portrait: Harriet Taubman (2000) as Narration
Documentary on the life of Harriet Taubman (1820-1913), who was born a slave in Maryland, escaped to the North in 1849 and conducted many other slaves to freedom as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, was an abolitionist and a suffragist.
55.
CBS: The First 50 Years (1998) as Interviewee
Special celebrating the CBS Television Network's Golden Anniversary as a television broadcaster.
56.
Sidney Poitier: The Defiant One (1997) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of actor Sidney Poitier.
57.
Screen Actors Guild Awards, The (1997) as Presenter
Live presentation of the 33rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, presented to actors by their peers for outstanding performances in motion pictures and television.
58.
18th Annual Cable Ace Awards (1996) as Presenter
Live presentation of the 18th Annual CableACE Awards, honoring excellence in cable television.
59.
Celebrate the Dream: 50 Years of Ebony (1996)
Special celebrating the 50th anniversary of "Ebony" magazine.
60.
Century of Women, A (1994) as Voice Of Ida Wells Barnett
A six-hour, three-part documentary on the changing role and image of women in U.S. history in the 20th Century. Makes use of voiceover narrative, archival footage, historic photographs, and on-camera interviews with women who have played important roles in the 20th Century. Also includes a fictional
61.
44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, The (1992) as Presenter
A live presentation of the 44th annual prime-time Emmy Awards honoring the best in television.
62.
Celebrate the Soul of American Music (1991)
A special with contemporary artists honoring famous black music performers.
63.
Clippers (1991)
A comedy pilot about the daily lives of the proprietor, employees, and customers of the barber shop of a once-elegant hotel.
64.
Visions of Freedom: A Time Television Special (1990) as Host
A syndicated special in which individuals relate how they have been influenced by the struggle for freedom around the world.
65.
20th Annual NAACP Image Awards, The (1988)
Broadcast of the 20th annual event honoring the contribution of blacks in the entertainment industry. Also included are comedy sketches, musical performances, and the presentation of the Entertainer of the Year award to Lionel Richie.
66.
Without Borders (1988) as Host
A documentary that examines the lands and people who live near five of the world's great rivers, highlighting their most immediate ecological concerns. The five rivers are the Ganges, Mississippi, Nile, Amazon and Zambezi.
67.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1988)
A special broadcast of the eleventh annual gala tribute to the distinguished artists who are recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors, taped December 4, 1988 in Washington, DC. This year's honorees are Alvin Ailey, George Burns, Myrna Loy, Alexander Schneider, and Roger L. Stevens.
68.
19th Annual NAACP Image Awards, The (1987)
The Awards Ceremony, taped on December 14, 1986, at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, honors individuals and companies who contribute positively to the images of black people.
69.
We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala (1987)
Two-hour coverage of a black-tie event, broadcast from the Constitution Hall of Philadelphia's Civic Center, honoring the bicentennial of the signing of the United States Constitution. The program features performers and special guests offering tributes through music, dance, and dramatic representat
70.
Blessings of Liberty, The (1987) as Sojourner Truth
A special tracing the evolution of the Constitution during its 200 years as the foundation of the laws and liberties in the United States. The program is telecast from the National Archives in Washington, and utilizes dramatic interpretation of Constitutional debates, arguments, letters, and pleadi
71.
All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr., An (1986)
A two-hour variety special celebrating the first occurance of an official national holiday honoring the late civil rights leader. The live special originates before audiences at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, the Civic Center in Atlanta, and Radio City Music Hall in New York.
72.
Liberty Weekend (1986)
ABC's extensive coverage of "Liberty Weekend" includes over 17 hours of scheduled telecasting, beginning on July 2, 1986, with a "Liberty Weekend Preview" and ending on July 6, with the closing ceremonies from Giants Stadium in New Jersey. Other major events in the marathon coverage include the Open
73.
Screen Actors Guild 50th Anniversary Celebration, The (1984)
The Screen Actors Guild, the trade union for motion picture performers, celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in this variety special.
74.
CBS: On the Air (1978) as Co-Host
The Columbia Broadcasting System celebrates its first fifty years of radio and television broadcasting.
75.
Marlo Thomas and Friends in Free to Be... You and Me (1974)
The program, aimed primarily at children, interrelates music, songs, stories, and poems, all designed to encourage children to be believe in themselves as individuals.
76.
Wednesday Night Out (1972) as Dr Julia Rogers
The story, set in the town of Bryer Crest, focuses on three suburban couples and a divorcee who take turns inviting one another to theme parties on Wednesday evenings. In the pilot episode, the couples gather at the Warrens' home to celebrate "Hawaiian Night."

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

77.
Mama Flora's Family (1998) as Mama Flora Palmer
Miniseries from Alex Haley takes up where his "Roots" saga left off. The story spans fifty years and examines the struggles of Mama Flora, the black matriarch, and her family, including son Willie, granddaughter Diana and first-born son Luke, who was stolen from her at birth. She instills an underst
78.
Kid Who Loved Christmas, The (1990) as Etta Lewison
79.
King (1978) as Coretta Scott King
A drama about the career of Martin Luther King Jr. from his days as a Baptist minister in Atlanta in the early '50s until his assassination in 1968. Aside from Billy Goldenberg's Emmy Award-winning score, there were nominations for Paul Winfield and Cicely Tyson as Best Actor and Actress for their p

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

80.
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (1999) as Emily Lincoln
Miniseries that focuses on the aftermath of a powerful earthquake that leaves New York City in ruins. After the quake, former Fire Chief Thomas Ahearn, Mayor Bruce Lincoln and New York City managers try to put an emergency plan into action as they attempt to find their missing loved ones. The mayor'
81.
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994) as Castalia
A two-part miniseries based on the novel by Allan Gurganus that dramatizes the post-Civil War years to the present through the irreverent eyes of 100-year-old Lucy Marsden, a widow now living in a North Carolina charity home.
82.
Women of Brewster Place, The (1989) as Mrs Browne
A miniseries about the intertwining stories of seven black women who live in a tenement on a street named Brewster Place. Over the course of several decades, each, in her own way, struggles to overcome crushing poverty and the devastation of dreams and hopes that have gone unfulfilled. Ultimately, t
83.
Woman Called Moses, A (1978) as Harriet Ross Tubman
A dramatization of the life of the legendary slave who escaped to freedom and returned to the South many times to rescue others via her underground railroad.
84.
Roots (1977) as Binta
The dramatization of Alex Haley's chronicle of his family history from his ancestors' life in tribal Africa of the eighteenth century to their emancipation in the post-Civil War South became an overnight phenomenon the subject of educational programs as well as newspaper editorials that attracted, a

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