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Tyson, Cicely

Overview
Works: 297 works in 932 publications in 3 languages and 40,328 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, Author, Host, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Cicely Tyson
The Help by Tate Taylor( Visual )

43 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,594 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
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo( Visual )

38 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,730 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
Roots by John Erman( Visual )

52 editions published between 1977 and 2018 in English and held by 2,719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows several generations in the lives of a slave family. The saga begins with Kunta Kinte, a West African youth captured by slave raiders and shipped to America in the 1700s. The family is depicted up until the Civil War, when Kunte Kinte's grandson gains his emancipation
Fried green tomatoes by Jon Avnet( Visual )

33 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

51 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of blacks in the South as seen through the eyes of a 110-year-old former slave. Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines
Sounder by William H Armstrong( Visual )

49 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,054 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 )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the young homicide detective/psychologist as he meets his match in a serial killer. The two face off in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, but when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits in this taut and exciting action thriller
The Rosa Parks story by Julie Dash( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic biography of Rosa McCauley Parks, an African-American civil rights activist known for her refusal to give up her seat in the colored section of a bus to a white passenger
Diary of a mad black woman by Darren Grant( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helen and Charles McCarter had everything: fine home, beautiful clothes, and success. In public, they were the perfect match. But behind the scenes was another matter. On what should have been the end of the happiest day of their lives, Charles evicts Helen, his wife of 18 years, out of their house in the presence of his mistress. Helen then goes from meek and mild to mad, starts a diary and a new life
A lesson before dying by Ernest J Gaines( Visual )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 1,227 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
Last flag flying( Visual )

16 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War
Tyler Perry's Why did I get married too? by Tyler Perry( Visual )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,072 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
Maya Angelou, and still I rise( Visual )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,019 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
The heart is a lonely hunter by Robert Ellis Miller( Visual )

10 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,006 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
A woman called Moses( Visual )

9 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and held by 727 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
Tyler Perry's Madea's family reunion : the movie( Visual )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to being saddled with an unruly foster teen, Madea has two troubled nieces to deal with. Lisa is engaged to an abusive and controlling investment banker and Vanessa is finding it difficult to open herself to the affection of a bus driver/artist Frankie because of childhood abuse. Wreaking havoc on both of the girls's lives is their mother Victoria
Roots( Visual )

5 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", in which Haley traces his African American family's history from the mid-18th century to the Reconstruction era
The women of Brewster Place by Joyce Baucom( Visual )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 641 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 612 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
Idlewild by Brian. K Barber( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Prohibition-era American South, speakeasy performer and club manager Rooster must contend not only with gangsters who have their eyes on the club, but also his piano player and partner Percival. Percival, meanwhile, must choose between his love for Angel and his obligations to his father
 
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Fried green tomatoesThe autobiography of Miss Jane PittmanThe heart is a lonely hunterRootsThe women of Brewster Place
Alternative Names
Cicely Tyson actrice américaine

Cicely Tyson actriu estatunidenca

Cicely Tyson actriz estadounidense

Cicely Tyson aktorka amerykańska

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Сисъли Тайсън

Тайсон, Сисели

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西西莉·泰森

Languages
English (393)

German (2)

French (1)