Cicely Tyson: Our Favorite Performances : Pop Culture Happy Hour The actress Cicely Tyson died last week at the age of 96. Over a career that spanned seven decades, she brought grace, grit and gravitas to any role she played. She'd just released a memoir, Just As I Am, and had been making the rounds, doing a slew of interviews in which her intelligence, wisdom and dignity shone through. Today we're looking back at a few favorite performances by Cicely Tyson and what set them apart.
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Our Favorite Cicely Tyson Performances

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Our Favorite Cicely Tyson Performances

Our Favorite Cicely Tyson Performances

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Cicely Tyson portrays a former slave in the 1974 television movie The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. CBS Photo Archive/CBS via Getty Images hide caption

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Cicely Tyson portrays a former slave in the 1974 television movie The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.

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The actress Cicely Tyson died last week at the age of 96. Over a career that spanned seven decades, she brought grace, grit and gravitas to any role she played. She'd just released a memoir, Just As I Am, and had been making the rounds, doing a slew of interviews in which her intelligence, wisdom and dignity shone through. Today we're looking back at a few favorite performances by Cicely Tyson and what set them apart.

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