Photo by Richard Shotwell / Invision / AP File
Photo by Richard Shotwell / Invision / AP File

Cicely Tyson, the pioneering Black actor who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper’s wife in “Sounder,” a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88 and touched TV viewers’ hearts in “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,” died Thursday. Tyson gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper’s wife in “Sounder,” a Tony Award in 2013 and touched TV viewers’ hearts in “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.”

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