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Tyson, Cicely

Works: 268 works in 855 publications in 3 languages and 38,830 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Made-for-TV movies  Television adaptations  Historical films  Comedy films  Biographical television programs  Television mini-series  Social problem films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Speaker, Other, Author, Host, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Cicely Tyson
The Help by Tate Taylor( Visual )

37 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1960s Mississippi, Skeeter, a southern society girl, returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives, and a small Mississippi town, upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up, to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community
Roots by Jawanza Kunjufu( Visual )

51 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and held by 3,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of Alex Haley's Roots, in which he traces his family's history from the mid-18th century when one of his ancestors was captured and sold into slavery. Follows the struggle for freedom that began with the boys' abduction to America and continues throughout the generations that follow
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo( Visual )

34 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heartwarming 'tail' of a young girl whose life is changed by a scruffy, fun-loving pooch she names Winn-Dixie. The special bond between them works magic on her reserved dad and the eccentric townspeople they meet during one unforgettable summer
Fried green tomatoes by Jon Avnet( Visual )

33 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chance encounter in a nursing home leads to an unexpected friendship between a dowdy housewife and a spry octogenarian who tells her the story of a fiercely independent woman half a century ago, inspiring the housewife to change her life, often with hilarious results
The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J Gaines( Visual )

52 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of the long life of Miss Jane Pittman, who began her life as a slave in the South and who marched for her civil rights in the 20th century at the age of 110
Sounder by William H Armstrong( Visual )

49 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a black sharecropper family living in Louisiana during the Depression. The father steals food for his family and is sent to prison. While he is in jail the mother provides love, security and strength at home. The oldest son bravely becomes the man of the house until his father returns home
Alex Cross by Rob Cohen( Visual )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A homicide detective is pushed to the brink of his moral and physical limits as he tangles with a ferociously skilled serial killer who specializes in torture and pain
The Rosa Parks story by Julie Dash( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic biography of Rosa McCauley Parks, who in 1955 created the spark that began the modern Civil Rights Movement
A lesson before dying by Ernest J Gaines( Visual )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A frustrated teacher in a southern town, whose education is being underutilized, finds his own purpose in helping bring meaning to the last days of a young man due to be executed. In teaching one person to die with dignity, he redeems himself
Tyler Perry's Why did I get married too? by Tyler Perry( Visual )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathered together in the Bahamas for their annual one-week reunion, four close couples eagerly reconnect, sharing news about their lives and relationships. But their intimate week in paradise is disrupted by the unexpected arrival of Sheila's ex-husband, Mike, who hopes to break up her new marriage with Troy and win her back. With their relationships hanging in the balance when they return home, each couple must choose between blame and forgiveness
Tyler Perry's Madea's family reunion : the movie( Visual )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the adventures of Southern matriarch Madea. She has just been court ordered to be in charge of Nikki, a rebellious runaway, her nieces, Lisa and Vanessa, are suffering relationship trouble, and through it all, she has to organize her family reunion
The heart is a lonely hunter by Carson McCullers( Visual )

9 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Singer, who is deaf ... moves from a small town in order to be close to his institutionalized friend Antonapoulos, who is deaf and mentally impaired. Singer rents a room with a family whose father, Mr. Kelly, is unable to earn a living due to a serious injury. His teen-aged daughter Mick is at first resentful of Singer's presence, but he ingratiates himself by introducing her to classical music (which he can "feel," if not hear). Singer likewise tries to brighten the lives of such unfortunates as alcoholic Blount, dying black doctor Copeland, and Copeland's poverty-stricken daughter."--Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
Maya Angelou, and still I rise( Visual )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and legacy of African American poet, memoirist, and civil rights worker Maya Angelou, from her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana to the recitation of her inaugural poem for President Bill Clinton. Includes Angelou's own words woven together with archival photographs and videos as well as interviews with Angelou's friends and family
Diary of a mad black woman by Kimberly Elise( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles, an attorney, and Helen, the devoted wife, seem to have everything: money, a beautiful mansion, the American Dream. But just as Helen prepares to celebrate their 18th wedding anniversary, her life takes a twist. Special features include: featurettes, commentary, deleted scenes, outtakes, photo gallery, and more
A woman called Moses( Visual )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Harriet Ross Tubman, founder of the Underground Railroad, who led hundreds of slaves to freedom in the North before the Civil War
The women of Brewster Place by Joyce Baucom( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mattie Michael, whose life has been plagued by misfortunes, is alone in a ghetto tenement on Brewster Place. She gradually unites the other tenement women to help them struggle for a new life
Horton Foote's The trip to Bountiful( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carrie Watts begrudgingly lives with her busy, overprotective son, Ludie, and pretentious daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. No longer able to drive and forbidden to travel alone, she wishes for freedom from the confines of the house and begs her son to take her on a visit to her hometown of Bountiful. When he refuses, Mrs. Watts is undeterred and makes an escape to the local bus station, where she befriends Thelma, a young woman traveling home
The River Niger ; Death of a prophet( Visual )

33 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The River Niger: Based on Joseph A. Walker's Tony Award winning play "The River Niger" as presented on stage by the Negro Ensemble Company. Story of a ghetto family torn apart by a revolution, but held together through misfortune. Examines what might happen, and how people will react, when the tension of city life turns to violent revolution
An introduction to A lesson before dying by Ernest J. Gaines : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the theme and characters in Gaines's novel and includes excerpts from the book and background information on the author
Neighbors by Seth Rogen( Visual )

12 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama about race relations in an all-white suburban community that depicts the confrontation between an upper- class white couple and a black couple from Harlem who plan to buy their expensive suburban home. In negotiating the sale, all four learn a little more about each other-- and a lot about their own latent prejudices
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Alternative Names
Cicely Tyson actrice américaine

Cicely Tyson actriu estatunidenca

Cicely Tyson actriz estadounidense

Cicely Tyson aktorka amerykańska

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English (413)

French (2)

German (2)

Fried green tomatoesThe autobiography of Miss Jane PittmanThe heart is a lonely hunterThe women of Brewster Place