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Tyson, Cicely

Overview
Works: 276 works in 886 publications in 3 languages and 39,595 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Made-for-TV movies  Comedy films  Television adaptations  Historical films  Biographical television programs  Television mini-series  Historical television programs 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Speaker, Interviewee, Author, Host, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Cicely Tyson
The Help by Tate Taylor( Visual )

40 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,527 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 John Erman( Visual )

53 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and held by 3,369 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
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo( Visual )

36 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,718 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 )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,646 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 )

53 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of blacks in the South as seen through the eyes of a 110-year-old former slave
Sounder by William H Armstrong( Visual )

49 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,083 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 )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,555 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 )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 1,372 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 1,236 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 Madea's family reunion : the movie( Visual )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,178 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
Tyler Perry's Why did I get married too? by Tyler Perry( Visual )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,171 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
The heart is a lonely hunter by Robert Ellis Miller( Visual )

10 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,014 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 )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 991 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
Last flag flying( Visual )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 941 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
The River Niger( Visual )

36 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film adaptation of Joseph Walker's popular Tony Award-winning play stars James Earl Jones as Johnny Williams, a house painter and poet struggling to provide for his family in the rundown Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles
Diary of a mad black woman by Kimberly Elise( Visual )

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

Helen McCarter would seem to have it all. She's married to Charles who is one of Atlanta's most successful attorneys. But despite having wealth and prestige, things are not as they seem in the McCarter home. On the evening of their anniversary, Charles drops a bombshell on Helen - he's divorcing her for another woman. Thrown out of the house with nowhere to go, Helen moves in with her grandmother Madea, a sassy woman with no shortage of opinions and a gun that she's not afraid to use. As Madea helps Helen get back on her feet emotionally, she meets Orlando, a nice and handsome man who is obviously attracted to her. But after her experiences with Charles, Helen isn't sure if she's ready to trust a man again
A woman called Moses( Visual )

8 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and held by 739 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 679 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
King( Visual )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and events of the Civil Rights Movement leading up to his assassination
 
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Languages
English (428)

French (2)

German (2)