Cicely Tyson

Born: 19 December 1924

Died: 28 January 2021

* Daughter of immigrants from Nevis in the West Indies.

*American actress and fashion model

 

*Received three Primetime Emmy Awards, four Black Reel Awards, one Screen Actors Guild Award, one Tony Award, an honorary Academy Award, and a Peabody Award.

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"The moment anyone tries to demean or degrade you in any way, you have to know how great you are. Nobody would bother to beat you down if you were not a threat." — Cicely at BET’s “Black Girls Rock!” awards in 2015