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Great Black Actresses

When Cicely Tyson died on Jan. 28 at age 96, we lost one of the great actresses of all time. Here is a look at some of the most famous Black actresses.

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    Hattie McDaniel

    Hattie McDaniel

    Hattie McDaniel won an Oscar in 1939 for her role in "Gone With The Wind."

    Cicely Tyson

    Cicely Tyson

    Cicely Tyson starred in movies "Sounder" and "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman." She won three Emmys and, at age 88, a Tony Award.

    Dorothy Dandridge

    Dorothy Dandridge

    Dorothy Dandridge was the first black actress nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her starring role in "Carmen Jones" in 1954.

    Diahann Carroll

    Diahann Carroll

    Diahann Carroll was the first black actress to star in her own TV series, "Julia," in 1968. She won a Golden Globe in 1968 and an Emmy in 1969.

    Taraji P. Henson

    Taraji P. Henson

    Taraji P. Henson received acclaim for her roles in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Hidden Figures" and "Hustle & Flow."

    Angela Bassett

    Angela Bassett

    Angela Bassett had big roles in "Waiting to Exhale," "What's Love Got to Do With It," "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" and "Boyz In the Hood."

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