Hollywood legend, Cicely Tyson has passed on. She was 96.
Larry Thompson, her manager, announced on Thursday.
The history maker died two days after her memoir, even as I’m was published.
Tyson became the primary African American to win a lead actress Emmy Award for her performance within the Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.
She also won a supporting actress Emmy for her role within the Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All.
The screen goddess portrayed several real-life American heroines during her glorious career.
Oscar-nominated her for enjoying Rebecca Morgan within the Martin Ritt drama Sounder. Liza Minnelli of Cabaret won the category.
Tyson was later honored with an Oscar statuette, a recognition for extraordinary lifetime achievement and exceptional contributions to the movie arts and sciences.
“I don’t know that I might cherish a far better gift than this. this is often the culmination of all those years of getting and have-not”, she said in her acceptance speech.