In pictures: Iconic actress Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson participates in the Princess Grace Awards Gala in 2013.

Photoshot/Everett Collection

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Cicely Tyson participates in the Princess Grace Awards Gala in 2013.

Photoshot/Everett Collection

Cicely Tyson, an acclaimed starlet who broke barriers for Black starlets, has actually passed away at the age of 96.

Tyson’s profession lasted years, however she is possibly best kept in mind for the 1974 TELEVISION miniseries “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.” The function made her Emmy Awards for starlet of the year and finest starlet in a drama.

Tyson was chosen for an Academy Award in 1973, and she got an honorary Oscar in 2018. She has actually likewise won a Tony Award.

In 2016, she got the Governmental Medal of Flexibility.

“In her long and extraordinary career, Cicely Tyson has not only succeeded as an actor, she has shaped the whole course history,” President Barack Obama stated at the award event.

Her award citation kept in mind “her achievements as an actor, her devotion to her faith, and her commitment to advancing equality for all Americans — especially women of color.”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.