Emmy- and Tony-winning actress Cicely Tyson, who specialized in portraying strong Black women during a 60-year career has died at 96. Announcing the news of her demise, her manager Larry Thompson said Tyson died on Thursday afternoon without revealing the cause of her death. Tyson made her film debut with a small role in 1957’s 'Twelve Angry Men' and her formal debut in the 1959 Sidney Poitier film 'Odds Against Tomorrow'. She is best known for her films like 'The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman', 'Roots', 'King', 'The Marva Collins Story' & 'The Help' among many others. Tyson received an Oscar nomination in 1973 for Martin Ritt’s drama 'Sounder' and an Honorary Oscar in 2018. Tyson also published a memoir, titled 'Just as I Am', at the beginning of 2021.