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PBS NewsHour Extra - What made Cicely Tyson a pioneering icon

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PBS NewsHour Extra - What made Cicely Tyson a pioneering icon

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Cicely Tyson (1924–2021) was an actress “notable for powerful performances and a refusal to accept roles that demeaned Black people,” said NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown. She started acting in the 1960s, starring in films throughout her career such as “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” and “Roots,” and died at the age of 96 on January 28, 2021.

Source: PBS NewsHour Extra

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