Actress Cicely Tyson has died at age 96 - Variety

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Posted at Jan 29 2021 08:49 AM

Actress Cicely Tyson has died at age 96 - Variety 1
FILE PHOTO: U.S., November 18, 2018 - Honoree Cicely Tyson accepts her Honorary Academy Award. Mario Anzuoni, Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Cicely Tyson, who specialized in portraying strong black women caught in struggles during a 60-year career that earned her Emmy and Tony awards, died on Thursday at age 96, Hollywood publication Variety reported.

Tyson’s most lauded performances came in historical works such as the 1972 movie “Sounder” for playing a Louisiana sharecropper’s wife.

Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Chris Reese