Cicely Tyson

    If I could pick anyone to in the world to play Harriet Tubman in a movie I would pick Cicely Tyson because she is strong, beautiful and a great actress! Cicely Tyson was born on December 19, 1933 in New York City. She went to New York University also then studied acting at the Actors Studio. Cicely was a successful model before becoming an actress. She has been in many movies including The Comedians, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Sounder. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Sounder. In 1974 Cicely won an Emmy for her work in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and in 1994 for the miniseries Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All. She also had a role in the TV miniseries Roots. (1994)
Image of Cicely Tyson and Sammy Davis, Jr. purchased from Corbis
 
 

by Susan, fourth grade, 2001

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