Cicely Tyson

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Cicely Tyson
Born December 19, 1933 in New York, New York, USA
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes
Awards star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
East Side/West Side Jane Foster 1963–1964 1
King Coretta Scott King 1978 miniseries
A Woman Called Moses Harriet Tubman 1978 miniseries
Sweet Justice Carrie Grace Battle 1994–1995 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Nurses (1962) Betty Ann Warner 1x11 - Frieda December 6, 1962
Judd for the Defense 1x09 - Commitment November 3, 1967
The F.B.I. Judy Harmon 4x06 - The Enemies November 3, 1968
The F.B.I. Elaine Harber 5x05 - Silent Partners October 12, 1969
The Courtship of Eddie's Father Betty 1x07 - Guess Who's Coming for Lunch? October 29, 1969
Mission: Impossible Alma Ross 4x24 - Death Squad March 15, 1970
Gunsmoke Rachel Biggs 16x10 - The Scavengers November 16, 1970
Emergency! Mrs. Johnson 1x11 - Crash April 15, 1972
Saturday Night Live Herself/Host 4x11 - Cicely Tyson/Talking Heads February 10, 1979
Touched by an Angel Abigail Peabody-Jackson 6x21 - Living the Rest of My Life April 9, 2000
The Outer Limits (1995) Gretchen Parkhurst 6x21/22 - Final Appeal September 3, 2000
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Ondine Burdett 10x17 - Hell March 31, 2009

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Jane Pittman January 31, 1974 CBS Thursday Night at the Movies
The Marva Collins Story Marva Collins December 1, 1981 Hallmark Hall of Fame
Mama Flora's Family Mama Flora November 8, 1998 CBS Sunday Movie
The Trip to Bountiful Mrs. Watts March 8, 2014 Lifetime Original Movie

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

(3 Wins in 11 Nominations)

  • Won: Actress of the Year - Special (1974)
  • Won: Best Lead Actress in a Drama (1974)
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • Won: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special (1994)
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All

Tony Awards

  • Won: Best Leading Actress in a Play (2013)
The Trip to Bountiful