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Cicely Tyson (Cecily Tyson) was born on 18 December, 1924 in Harlem, New York City, New York, USA, is an Actress, Soundtrack, Producer. Discover Cicely Tyson's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of Cicely Tyson networth?

Popular As Cecily Tyson
Occupation actress,soundtrack,producer
Age 97 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born 18 December 1924
Birthday 18 December
Birthplace Harlem, New York City, New York, USA
Date of death 28 January, 2021
Died Place 2021
Nationality USA

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Cicely Tyson Height, Weight & Measurements

At 97 years old, Cicely Tyson height is 5' 3½" (1.61 m) .

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Height 5' 3½" (1.61 m)
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Who Is Cicely Tyson's Husband?

Her husband is Miles Davis (26 November 1981 - 29 April 1988) ( divorced), Kenneth Franklin (27 December 1942 - 1956) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

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Husband Miles Davis (26 November 1981 - 29 April 1988) ( divorced), Kenneth Franklin (27 December 1942 - 1956) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
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Cicely Tyson Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Cicely Tyson worth at the age of 97 years old? Cicely Tyson’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actress. She is from USA. We have estimated Cicely Tyson's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2020 Under Review
Net Worth in 2019 Pending
Salary in 2019 Under Review
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Source of Income Actress

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(September 6, 2018) Was announced as one of the recipients of this year's honorary Oscars by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She make history at the Governors Awards as the first black woman to receive an Oscar in the honorary award category.


She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, by President Barack Obama, in a live televised ceremony held in the East Room of the White House, on November 22, 2016, along with twenty other recipients, the the largest, and final Medal of Freedom ceremony of Obama's presidency. At this ceremony, the twenty-one recipients, in alphabetical order, included: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elouise Cobell (posthumous award given to her son), Ellen DeGeneres, Robert De Niro, Richard Garwin, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, Frank Gehry, Margaret Hamilton (as Margaret H. Hamilton), Tom Hanks, Rear Admiral Grace Hopper (posthumous award given to her niece), Michael Jordan, Maya Lin, Lorne Michaels, Newton Minow, Eduardo Padron (as Eduardo Padrón), Robert Redford, Diana Ross, Vin Scully, Bruce Springsteen, and Cicely Tyson.


Pictured on a $3.25 postage stamp issued by her parents' native island of Nevis on 1 January, 2014.


According to the New York Times, when Ms. Tyson won a Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for "The Trip to Bountiful" on June 9, 2013, she became the oldest person ever to win an acting Tony.


She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on August 21, 1997.


Tyson won a judgment entitling her to full payment ($750,000) for her appearance in the short-lived 1983 Broadway play "The Corn Is Green". An Appeals Court upheld an earlier ruling handed down in 1996 in favor of Tyson. She was under contract to producer Elizabeth Taylor to act in stage and screen versions of the classic play. After critics panned the play, Tyson was fired for taking a night off to attend a tribute to her then-husband, the late jazz musician Miles Davis. The play closed after less than two weeks. Tyson maintained she should be paid as negotiated in her contract, even though the show closed early and a planned TV video of the production was never made.


She was the Thursday night host for CBS Radio's "Sears Mystery Theater" (1979). She was still Thursday's host when it became "The Mutual Radio Theater" on Mutual Radio (1980).


Inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame in 1977.


George Cukor found her very difficult to work with on The Blue Bird (1976), subsequently describing her, diplomatically, as "greatly gifted, but not a comedienne".


In 1974, she went on to portray a 110-year-old former slave in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974), which earned her two Emmy Awards.


Four years later, Cicely was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her sensational performance in the critically acclaimed film Sounder (1972).


She had small roles in feature films before she was cast as Portia in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968).


Was only 23 years younger than Louis Armstrong, who played her grandfather in A Man Called Adam (1966).


Cicely Tyson was born in Harlem, New York City, where she was raised by her devoutly religious parents, from the Caribbean island of Nevis. Her mother, Theodosia, was a domestic, and her father, William Tyson, was a carpenter and painter. She was discovered by a fashion editor at Ebony magazine and, with her stunning looks, she quickly rose to the top of the modeling industry. In 1957, she began acting in Off-Broadway productions.


Had a daughter in February 1943. This was kept a secret until Tyson's memoir was published in January 2021. Choosing to keep her daughter's real name private, she refers to her in the book as "Joan".