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Poll: In Memory of Cicely Tyson

We are saddened by the death of Cicely Tyson who passed on January 28, 2021, at the age of 96. Tyson was discovered by a fashion editor at Ebony magazine, rising quickly to the top of the modeling industry and in 1957, she began acting in Off-Broadway productions. Her career spanned more than seven decades revolving around the African-American experience on stage, film and television.

Which of her performances do you consider most memorable? If you are unfamiliar with her work, which performance do you most wish to see?

After voting, please express your condolences here.

Please see IMDb’s Remembering Cicely Tyson gallery and video.

Make Your Choice

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    Cicely Tyson in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)

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    Cicely Tyson and Yvonne Jarrell in Sounder (1972)

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    The Trip to Bountiful (2014)

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    A Lesson Before Dying (1999)

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    Eva Marie Saint, Cicely Tyson, B.J. Hopper, Courtney Jines, Dave Matthews, Elle Fanning, and AnnaSophia Robb in Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)

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    Cicely Tyson in Bustin' Loose (1981)

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    Cicely Tyson and Bresha Webb in A Fall from Grace (2020)

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    Cicely Tyson in Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)

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    Cicely Tyson in The Blue Bird (1976)

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    Cicely Tyson and Maya Angelou in Roots (1977)

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    Cicely Tyson in The Help (2011)

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    Mary-Louise Parker and Cicely Tyson in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

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    The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)

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    Angela Bassett in The Rosa Parks Story (2002)

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    Always Outnumbered (1998)

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    The Comedians (1967)

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    Laurence Fishburne, Steve Carell, and Bryan Cranston in Last Flag Flying (2017)

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    Cicely Tyson in Idlewild (2006)

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    Cicely Tyson in Hoodlum (1997)

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    Cicely Tyson in How to Get Away with Murder (2014)

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    Cicely Tyson and LisaGay Hamilton in House of Cards (2013)

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    Ice-T, Christopher Meloni, and Robert Wisdom in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

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    Cicely Tyson and Paul Winfield in King (1978)

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    Cicely Tyson in Mama Flora's Family (1998)

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    Cicely Tyson in A Woman Called Moses (1978)

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    Oprah Winfrey, Robin Givens, Lynn Whitfield, Jackée Harry, Paula Kelly, Lonette McKee, and Phyllis Yvonne Stickney in The Women of Brewster Place (1989)

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    Ronny Cox, Melissa Gilbert, and Cicely Tyson in Sweet Justice (1994)

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    Diane Lane, Donald Sutherland, Anne Bancroft, and Cicely Tyson in Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994)

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    Cicely Tyson in A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich (1978)

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    The Marva Collins Story (1981)

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    The Road to Galveston (1996)

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    Relative Stranger (2009)

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