RIP Cicely Tyson, 96

Cicely Tyson, nine-time Broadway veteran, a Tony winner at age 88 for The Trip to Bountiful, was best known as “an actress whose electrifying portrayals of resilient Black women…brought some of the first ennobling portrayals of African Americans to a vast television audience,” from “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” to portrayals of Coretta Scott King and Harriet Tubman

She just published a memoir: Just as I Am: A Memoir


Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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