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‘Just As I Am’: Cicely Tyson Reflects On Her Long Career – NPR

In a memoir, Cicely Tyson recalls an improbable journey through a six-decade career. She says several roles “hurt me deeply because it happened simply because of…

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Cicely Tyson says her mother did not want her to be an actress. “But in my gut, I knew there was something there that I was put here to do,” Tyson says.
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During a career spanning more than six decades, Cicely Tyson has brought to life iconic roles in theater, film and television from Sounder to The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman to Roots to How to Get Away with Murder. They’ve offered previously unseen images of the sweep and humanity of Black life….

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