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Harlem, New York City, New York, USA
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Co-founded the Dance Theatre of Harlem
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Cicely Tyson (born December 19, 1933) is an American Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated actress. A successful stage actress, Tyson is also known for appearances in the film Sounder and the television specials The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and Roots. Tyson was born and raised in Harlem, New York, the daughter of Theodosia (a domestic) and William Tyson (a pushcart operator), immigrants from the island of Nevis of Saint Kitts and Nevis in the West Indies. She married famous jazz trumpeter Miles Davis on 26 November 1981 -- the ceremony was conducted by Atlanta mayor Andrew Young at the home of actor Bill Cosby. Tyson and Davis divorced in 1988. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
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New York University, The Actors Studio
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Cicely Tyson (born December 19, 1933) is an American actress. She starred in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, for which she won two Emmy Award's and was nominated for a BAFTA Award. Tyson was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and the Golden Globe Award for her performance as Rebecca Morgan in Sounder. For this role she also won the NSFC Best Actress and NBR Best Actress Awards. Throughout her career she has been nominated for nine Primetime Emmy Awards, winning three, and numerous other accolades, including a Drama Desk Award. She recently appeared in The Help, and is currently starring on Broadway in The Trip to Bountiful for which she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress.
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