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Cicely Tyson's storied career as both pioneer and numerous award-winning actress have made her a national treasure.

In 1962, Cicely became the first black actress to co-star in a television drama series, "East Side / West Side." Cicely is probably best known on the television side for her Emmy-Award winning performance in "The Oldest Confederate Widow Tells All" and her double-Emmy-Award winning performance in "The Autobiography Of Miss Jane Pittman."

In 2009, Cicely was nominated for an Emmy for her work Hallmark's TV movie "Relative Strangers." On the feature side, Cicely is easily recognizable for her Academy Award-nominated performance in "Sounder." 2009 marked an important moment for Cicely as well as the art community of Orange, New Jersey with the unveiling of the Cicely L. Tyson Community School of Performing and Fine Arts on October 24, 2009.

Tyson was recently honored by the NAACP when she became the 95th recipient of the Spingarn Medal.

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How tall is Cicely Tyson? How old is Cicely Tyson? Find out here.

Age: 82 years old
Birthday: December 19, 1933
Height: 5' 3 ½"
Birthplace: New York, NY
Husband: Miles Davis (11/26/1981 - 1988, divorced)

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