Cicely Tyson, was born on December 19, 1933, in Harlem, New York. She is known for her Oscar-nominated role in the film, "Sounder," and the television movies, "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," and "Roots."
Cicely Tyson (born December 19, 1933) is an American actress. A successful stage actress, Tyson is also known for her Oscar-nominated role in the film Sounder and the television movies The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and Roots. Tyson was born and raised in Harlem, New York, the daughter of Theodosia, a domestic, and William Tyson, her father, who worked as a carpenter, a painter, or any other jobs he could find.
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