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Cicely Tyson in June 1999

Cicely Tyson (December 19, 1924[1][2] – January 28, 2021) was an American actress. She played Sipsey in the comedic-drama movie Fried Green Tomatoes (1991),[3] and played Mamma Kay in the movie The Haunting in Georgia (2013). She also played Carrie Grace Battle in the television series Sweet Justice.

Tyson was born in New York City.[4] She died on January 28, 2021 in New York City at the age of 96.[5]


  1. "New York, Naturalization Records, 1882-1944 (database online)". Original source: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Washington, D.C.; Petitions for Naturalization from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1897-1944; Series M1972, Roll 956. 
  2. "Cicely Tyson Biography". 
  3. Barbara Tepa Lupack, Literary Adaptations in Black American Cinema (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2002), p. 383
  4. "Cicely Tyson". Film Reference. 
  5. "Cicely Tyson, groundbreaking award-winning actor, dead at 96". SFGATE. January 28, 2021.