On today in 1933, Cicely Tyson was born in New York, New York. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta. Tyson was discovered by a fashion editor at Ebony magazine and rose to fame in the modeling world. She also acted in Off-Broadway productions, soap operas, TV series, and movies. Some of her most known work is Sounder, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pitman, and Roots.
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