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Los Angeles (US)/Canadian-Media: Cicely Tyson, legendry Oscar-nominated actress, who made television history with her career portraying women of strength and substance, died Thursday at the age of 96.
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Her death was announced by her longtime manager, Larry Thompson.
"With heavy heart, the family of Miss Cicely Tyson announces her peaceful transition this afternoon. At this time, please allow the family their privacy," Thompson said in a statement.
Tyson died just two days after her memoir Just as I Am was published.
She gave her last interviews about the book, including a sit-down with Gayle King, this week.
Honorary Academy Award recipient at the Governors Awards in November 2018, Tyson became the first African American to win a lead actress Emmy Award for her recognition of her performance as a woman who ages from 23 to 110 — from the 1850s to the civil-rights era — in the 1974 CBS telefilm The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, which earned Tyson her first Primetime Emmy. .
Ten of her most memorable performances are: 'Sounder' (1972); 'The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman' (1974); 'Roots' (1977); 'King' (1979), 'The Marva Collins Story' (1981); 'Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All' (1994); 'Sweet Justice' (1994-1995); 'The Help' (2011); 'The Trip to Bountiful" (2014); 'How to Get Away With Murder' (2015-2020).