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Legendary Stage And Screen Actress Cicely Tyson Has Died At 96

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Cicely Tyson attends the TIME 100 Gala in 2012. The famed actress died at the age of 96. Tyson inspired generations of African American actors who grew up watching her perform on stage and on screen. Fernando Leon/Getty Images for TIME hide caption

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Cicely Tyson, Who Brought Grace And Gravitas To The Screen, Has Died At 96

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Vera Gissing, shown above at age 6, was one of 669 children from Prague whom Nicholas Winton helped save in the lead-up to World War II. Courtesy of family of Vera Gissing hide caption

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He Saved 669 Children From Nazis — A New Book Tells His Story To Kids

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Kaili Turner, Morgan Van Dyne, Alexi Bolden and Gabriela Castillo receive SNL/Second City scholarships. Mindy Tucker; Stephanie Timpone, Karla Janette Figueroa; Ian Mclaren/SNL/The Second City hide caption

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Mindy Tucker; Stephanie Timpone, Karla Janette Figueroa; Ian Mclaren/SNL/The Second City

Clockwise from upper left: Debbie Allen, Garth Brooks, Dick Van Dyke, Joan Baez and Midori Goto. Uarian Langerston, Joseph Llanes, Andy Gotts, Dana Tyan, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders/Kennedy Center hide caption

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The new mural of Roy Orbison in Vernon, Texas. Ann Arnold-Ogden hide caption

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A Biden Cabinet Secretary For Arts? Advocates Are Hopeful

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An aerial view of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., with the Smithsonian Institution Building ("The Castle") in the foreground and the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in the background. Smithsonian hide caption

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Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw starred in Love Story — a romantic tearjerker that became the highest grossing movie of 1970. Since then, it has inspired countless ugly cries — and plenty of parodies, too. Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Successful, Sentimental And Satirized, 'Love Story' Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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The FBI building in downtown Washington, D.C. — Utah Sen. Mike Lee describes it as looking like "an abandoned set from The Hunger Games." ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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'Ugly,' 'Discordant': New Executive Order Takes Aim At Modern Architecture

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Republican Sen. Mike Lee, seen at a 2015 event, said the Smithsonian doesn't need "an array of segregated, separate-but-equal museums for hyphenated identity groups." Paul Morigi/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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The Harvard Opportunes is one of the four groups to advance to the final stages of UpStaged National Collegiate Performing Arts A Cappella Championship. Dylan Zhou /Twins Talent Casting hide caption

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4 Teams Head Into Finals Of Collegiate A Cappella Championship

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Robert Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for The Arts, speaks during ARTSSPEAK Policy Forum 2016 at The Philadelphia Art Museum during The Democratic National Convention Lisa Lake/Getty Images hide caption

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Billie Holiday performs in New York City in 1947. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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New Documentary 'Billie' Explores Mysteries Of Billie Holiday And Her Biographer

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In 'No One Asked For This,' Cazzie David Writes About Her Afflictions

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