Cicely Louise Tyson


In 1972, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the critically acclaimed Sounder.

SOUNDER, Paul Winfield, Yvonne Jarrell, Eric Hooks, Cicely Tyson, Kevin Hooks, Taj Mahal, (1972)

Sounder (1972)
Directed by Martin Ritt
Shown: Cicely Tyson

(Original Caption) Actress Cicely Tyson buttons up a boy’s (unidentified) overalls in the 1972 Paramount Home video production of “Sounder“. Undated movie still.

We have lost a true legend. Cicely Tyson was a giant of a woman. A trailblazer with boundless talent and a heart of gold. She was my mentor, my friend, my heart. I am deeply, and forever grateful. And I will miss her dearly. – Kevin Hooks


Cicely Tyson and Eric Hooks in SOUNDER  (1972)

(L-R): American actor Paul Winfield holds Eric Hooks and walks beside actors Cicely Tyson, Kevin Hooks, and Yvonne Jerrell in a still from the film ‘Sounder,’ directed by Martin Ritt, 1972. (Photo by Paramount Pictures/Courtesy of Getty Images)

Yvonne Jerrell, Kevin Hooks, Eric Hooks

Yvonne Jerrell

Manhattan, New York, New York: Cicely Tyson, a native New Yorker, shows extreme happiness as she stands beneath the marquee of the Guild Theater in Rockefeller Plaza. On it is her name, and the motion picture in which she stars, and for which she has been nominated for an Oscar as best actress.


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