Cicely Tyson (1933-) "Sounder" (1972)

The legendary African American actress, who earned a Tony last year for "A Trip to Bountiful" and is best known for her Emmy Award-winning turn in the landmark 1974 TV movie "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," received a lead actress nomination for "Sounder" as the resilient Rebecca Morgan, the wife of a sharecropper in Louisiana, circa early 1930s, who tries to keep her family together despite tremendous odds.
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