Oscar Nominee ‘Sounder’ Miss Jane Pittman ‘Emmy Winner Was 96 – Deadline

Cicely Tyson, the Honorary Oscar pioneer who starred in Sounder and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and won five Emmy names for her recurring role on How to escape murder, died today. She was 94 years old.

His manager Larry Thompson confirmed the news by not providing details of his death.

“I have managed Miss Tyson’s career for over 40 years, and each year has been a privilege and a blessing,” Thompson said in a statement. “Cicely thought of her new memoir as a Christmas tree decorated with all the adornments of her personal and professional life. Today she placed the last ornament, a star, at the top of the tree.

OBITUARY TO COME …

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