WorldCat Identities

Tyson, Cicely

Overview
Works: 206 works in 636 publications in 4 languages and 36,646 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Comedy films  Television mini-series  Made-for-TV movies  Biographical television programs  Television adaptations  Historical television programs  Juvenile works 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Speaker, Host, Interviewee, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Cicely Tyson
Roots by Jawanza Kunjufu( Visual )

42 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 3,520 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
The Help by Tate Taylor( Visual )

25 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and German and held by 3,412 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 AnnaSophia Robb( Visual )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,676 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
The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J Gaines( Visual )

39 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,581 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
Fried green tomatoes by Jon Avnet( Visual )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,515 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
Sounder by William H Armstrong( Visual )

43 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sounder is the heartwarming story of a black sharecropper family in Louisiana during the Depression. A father steals food for his family, his wife provides love, security and strength while he is in prison, and their oldest son bravely becomes the man of the house until his father returns. Together thay love and laugh, struggle and survive, and dream and hope of a more promising future
Alex Cross by Rob Cohen Movie( Visual )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,607 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 J Dash( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,315 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
A lesson before dying( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A frustrated teacher in a southern town finds his own purpose in helping to 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 )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the adventure 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 Robert Ellis Miller( Visual )

7 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,043 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
Diary of a mad black woman by Darren Grant( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 791 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 )

4 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and held by 723 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 )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2012 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
An introduction to A lesson before dying by Ernest J. Gaines audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 638 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
Mama Flora's family( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow the chronicle of one family's journey through the 20th century in the American south
Horton Foote's The trip to Bountiful( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 595 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 )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 594 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
The Kennedy Center honors a celebration of the performing arts( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The 11th annual Kennedy Center Honors. Recognises the career excellence of George Burns, Alvin Ailey, Roger L. Stevens, Alexander Schneider, and Myna Loy, and highlights their lives and careers
 
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Roots
Alternative Names
Cicely Tyson actrice américaine

Cicely Tyson actriz estadounidense

Cicely Tyson aktorka amerykańska

Cicely Tyson americká herečka

Cicely Tyson Amerikaans acteur

Cicely Tyson Amerikaans actrice

Cicely Tyson amerikansk skådespelare

Cicely Tyson amerikansk skodespelar

Cicely Tyson amerikansk skuespiller

Cicely Tyson attrice statunitense

Cicely Tyson Skuespillerinne fra USA

Cicely Tyson US-amerikanische Schauspielerin, ehemaliges Fotomodel

Siseli Tajson

Сисели Тајсон

Сисъли Тайсън

Тайсон, Сисели

סיסלי טייסון

سسلی ٹائسن

سیسیلی تایسون بازیگر آمریکایی

사이슬리 타이슨

シシリー・タイソン

西西莉·泰森

Languages
English (272)

German (2)

French (2)

Spanish (1)

Covers
The autobiography of Miss Jane PittmanFried green tomatoesThe heart is a lonely hunterThe women of Brewster Place