Cicely Tyson - Updated Feb 2024

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Cicely Tyson

Cicely Louise Tyson was an American model, actress, and author. Moreover, Cicely Tyson is known for portraying strong  African-American women.

Early life

Cicely Tyson was born on 18th December 1924 in the Bronx, New York City, the U.S. Later she along with her parents moved to  East Harlem. She was born to her father William Augustine Tyson and mother Fredericka (Huggins) Tyson.

Likewise, her father was a carpenter and painter and her mother was a domestic worker. She was raised by her parents in East Harlem and spent her childhood in the same place.

Her parents were immigramts from westindies. Likewise, she attended her studies at the local schools in East Harlem.


Tyson died on 28th January 2021 in New York City at the age of 96. Likewise, on 16th February her funeral was held in Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem.


Talking about her achievements, She has won many awards and honors. Likewise, she has won Academy Awards, British Academy Film Awards, Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Tony awards.

Similarly, she has been honored with the Television Hall of Fame, Peabody Awards, and many more. Moreover, we can assume she will get more honors in the upcoming days.

Relationship status

Talking about her relationship status, Cicely Tyson was married. She married Kenneth Franklin in 1952 and divorced in 1956. Likewise, she later married Miles Davies in 1981 and divorced in 1989. Moreover, she has a child from her previous relationship.

Tyson has never been a part of controversies or scandals. Likewise, she has successfully been able to maintain distance from controversies and scandals.

Career and professional life

Tyson got known when she was found by a photographer for Ebony magazine. Later she got a chance to show her skills in fashion and modeling. She debuted her acting career in 1956 with the movie Carib Gold. She has very good taste in fashion and modeling.

Likewise, she has very amazing skills in fashion and modeling.

Moreover, she has played in movies like The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Sounder, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Roots, A Woman Called Moses, The Help, The Trip to Bountiful, Last Flag Flying, and many others.

Cicely Tyson was very much praised for her acting skills. Her movies like Sounder, Roots, King, The Marva Collins Story, and many others were very successful.

Moreover, Cicely Tyson has been able to make a name for herself in the world of fashion and modeling. Likewise, She has also appeared in many shows and programs.

Cicely Tyson – Net worth 2024

Cicely was an American model, actress, and author. Regarding her net worth, 10 million USD is her estimated net worth of Tyson.

Body Measurements

Cicely Tyson was a beautiful woman. Likewise, she has dark brown colored eyes and black hair.

Cicely Tyson – Social Media

Talking about social media, Cicely Tyson doesn’t have any social media accounts.