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List of Cicely Tyson Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

2. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
50
11
Fried Green Tomatoes
PG-13
50
11

It is an Oscar nominated film depicting the story of Evelyn Couch, an unhappy middle aged housewife, whose life is changed when she befriends a colorful old lady named Ninny Threadgoode.  The narrative alters several times between Evelyn’s life and Ninny’s tale about her free spirited sister-in-law Idgie, making it a highly enjoyable drama film.  

Role:
Sipsey
Starring:
Kathy Bates, Mary-Louise Parker, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Jessica Tandy
Directed By:
Jon Avnet
3. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
12
3
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
TV-PG
12
3
Role:
Jane Pittman
Starring:
Richard Dysart, Will Hare, Joel Fluellen, Eric Brown
Directed By:
John Korty
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Best Lead Actress in a Drama, Primetime Emmy Award for Actress of the Year - Special
4. The Marva Collins Story (1981)
12
3
The Marva Collins Story
12
3
Role:
Marva Collins
Starring:
Ed Asner, Morgan Freeman, Rodrick F. Wimberly, Mashaune Hardy, Brett Bouldin
Directed By:
Peter Levin
5. Just an Old Sweet Song (1976)
10
3
Just an Old Sweet Song
10
3
Starring:
Kevin Hooks, Edward Binns, Mary Alice, Sonny Jim Gaines
Directed By:
Robert Ellis Miller
6. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
10
3
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
G
10
3
Starring:
Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Chuck McCann, Peter Mamakos
Directed By:
Robert Ellis Miller
7. Sounder (1972)
11
3
Sounder
G
11
3

Sounder is a period drama film which takes us to the time of the Great Depression. The story revolves around an African-American sharecropper family in the Deep South, who are going through economic and personal hardships during the Great Depression. Things get worse after the father is imprisoned for stealing food.

Role:
Rebecca Morgan
Starring:
Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks, Carmen Mathews, Taj Mahal
Directed By:
Martin Ritt
8. Neighbors (1971)
8
3
Neighbors
8
3
Starring:
Jane Wyatt, Andrew Duggan, Raymond St. Jacques, Vikki Thomas
Directed By:
Fielder Cook
10. A Man Called Adam (1966)
10
4
A Man Called Adam
10
4

A Man Called Adam is a musical drama film, which tells the story of Adam Johnson, a talented jazz musician. However, he is suffering from alcoholism and guilt, due to the fact that his family died in a car accident, for which he blames himself.

Role:
Claudia Ferguson
Starring:
Ossie Davis, Morgan Freeman, Lola Falana, Sammy Davis Jr., Louis Armstrong
Directed By:
Leo Penn
11. Marriage: Year One (1971)
8
3
Marriage: Year One
8
3
Starring:
Agnes Moorehead, Sally Field, Bob Balaban, Neville Brand, William Windom
Directed By:
William A. Graham
12. A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich (1978)
13
5
A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich
PG
13
5

A ghetto boy, Benjie, succumbs to the allure of heroin after being encouraged by his friends. He gets addicted to the drug and is unable to control himself after several attempts. However, a final confrontation with his foster father and mother brings a ray of hope.

Role:
Sweets
Starring:
Paul Winfield, Glynn Turman, Larry B. Scott, Helen Martin
Directed By:
Ralph Nelson
13. Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)
11
5
Because of Winn-Dixie
PG
11
5

Because of Winn-Dixie is a comedy drama film which tells the story of ten-year-old Opal, who adopts an unkempt dog which she finds at a supermarket. She names it Winn-Dixie. Soon, with the help the dog, Opal starts to befriend several people.

Role:
Gloria
Starring:
AnnaSophia Robb, Jeff Daniels, Elle Fanning, Eva Marie Saint, Dave Matthews
Directed By:
Wayne Wang
14. Hoodlum (1997)
10
5
Hoodlum
R
10
5

This crime drama film takes us to the 1930s and revolves around two gangs who fight for control over various illegal businesses in Harlem. One is headed by Bumpy Johnson, an African American gangster, while the other one is run by Dutch Schultz, a Caucasian criminal.  

Role:
Stephanie St. Clair
Starring:
Laurence Fishburne, Vanessa Lynn Williams, Queen Latifah, Tim Roth, Vanessa Williams
Directed By:
Bill Duke
15. The Comedians (1967)
6
4
The Comedians
6
4
Starring:
Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, James Earl Jones, Lillian Gish, Alec Guinness, Peter Ustinov
Directed By:
Peter Glenville
16. Benny's Place (1982)
5
3
Benny's Place
5
3
Role:
Odessa
Starring:
Bever-Leigh Banfield, David Harris, Louis Gossett Jr., Terry Alexander
Directed By:
Michael Schultz
17. Madea's Family Reunion (2006)
13
7
Madea's Family Reunion
PG-13
13
7

Madea is a busy grandma with a number of responsibilities on her shoulders. She has to host a reunion, and has to take care of a rebellious teenager  Nikki, whose responsibility has been given to her recently by the court . There is so much on her plate. Will she nail it?

Starring:
Keke Palmer, China Anne McClain, Boris Kodjoe, Tyler Perry, Blair Underwood, Lynn Whitfield
Directed By:
18. Wilma (1977)
7
3
Wilma
7
3
Role:
Blanche Rudolph
Starring:
Denzel Washington, Shirley Jo Finney, Jason Bernard, Joe Seneca
Directed By:
Bud Greenspan
19. Idlewild (2006)
7
4
Idlewild
R
7
4
Starring:
Ving Rhames, Terrence Howard, Ben Vereen, André Benjamin, Big Boi, Paula Patton
Directed By:
Bryan Barber
20. Bustin' Loose (1981)
7
4
Bustin' Loose
R
7
4
Role:
Vivian Perry
Starring:
Richard Pryor, Vincent Price, Angel Ramirez Jr., Jimmy Hughes
Directed By:
Michael Schultz, Oz Scott
21. A Fall from Grace (2020)
11
6
A Fall from Grace
TV-MA
11
6

A Fall from Grace is a suspense drama film which revolves around a public defender named Jasmine who is assigned by her boss to defend a woman named Grace, who has been accused of murdering her husband. Although Grace insists that she is guilty, it seems to Jasmine that things are a lot more complicated than they seem.  

Role:
Alice
Starring:
Tyler Perry, Crystal R. Fox, Phylicia Rashad, Mehcad Brooks
Directed By:
22. Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
10
6
Diary of a Mad Black Woman
PG-13
10
6

Diary of a Mad Black Woman is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of Helen, who is divorced by her husband for another woman, although they were together for eighteen years. Heartbroken, she decides to move in with her grandmother, hoping this will help her overcome the trauma.

Starring:
Shemar Moore, Tyler Perry, Kimberly Elise, Steve Harris, Shemar Moore
Directed By:
Darren Grant
23. The River Niger (1976)
9
6
The River Niger
R
9
6

This drama film takes us to a poor African-American neighborhood in Los Angeles, and it revolves around a poet Johnny Williams, who takes up a low paying job as a house painter, in order to survive and make ends meet. When he learns that his wife has terminal cancer, he grows more worried, regarding his family’s plight.

Role:
Mattie Williams
Starring:
James Earl Jones, Glynn Turman, Louis Gossett Jr., Jonelle Allen
Directed By:
Krishna Shah
24. The Blue Bird (1976)
4
4
The Blue Bird
G
4
4

In this US-Soviet co-production, peasant kids, Tyltyl and Mytyl, set out to look for the Blue Bird of Happiness to make a young sick girl in the neighbourhood happy. The journey takes the two siblings to the kingdoms of past and future as well as the land of night and luxury. Accompanying them on their journey are human forms of various living and non-living things.

Role:
Tylette
Starring:
Ava Gardner, Jane Fonda, Elizabeth Taylor, Todd Lookinland
Directed By:
25. The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)
8
7
The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia
R
8
7

This mystery horror film tells the story of Andy and Lisa, who move into an old house in Georgia, along with their daughter. Soon, they learn that they are not the only inhabitants in the house. They find themselves in the presence of a mysterious force.  

Starring:
Abigail Spencer, Chad Michael Murray, Katee Sackhoff, Morgana Shaw, Emily Alyn Lind, Grant James
Directed By:
Tom Elkins
26. Alex Cross (2012)
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Alex Cross
PG-13
12
11

Detroit detective and psychologist Alex Cross is pitted against Picasso, a brutal serial killer who targets wealthy and tortures before killing them. As Cross foils some of his murderous attempts, Picasso gets back by first killing rookie Monica Ashe and then Cross’s pregnant wife, Maria. Now it’s a personal vendetta for Cross to nail Picasso and find out who is behind him. 

Starring:
Jean Reno, Yara Shahidi, Tyler Perry, Edward Burns, Carmen Ejogo
Directed By:
Rob Cohen
27. Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)
6
6
Why Did I Get Married Too?
PG-13
6
6

A comedy-drama film about four couples who get together in the Bahamas for a vacation to reflect on their married lives.

Starring:
Jill Scott, Michael Jai White, Dwayne Johnson, Tyler Perry, Janet Jackson, Sharon Leal
Directed By:
28. The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979)
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5
The Concorde... Airport '79
PG
4
5
Starring:
Sybil Danning, Robert Wagner, George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Bibi Andersson, Ed Begley Jr., Alain Delon, Eddie Albert
Directed By:
David Lowell Rich
29. The Road to Galveston (1996)
10
3
The Road to Galveston
PG-13
10
3
Role:
Jordan Roosevelt
Starring:
James McDaniel, Piper Laurie, Starletta DuPois, Tess Harper
Directed By:
Michael Toshiyuki Uno
30. The Rosa Parks Story (2002)
10
3
The Rosa Parks Story
10
3
Starring:
Angela Bassett, Peter Francis James, Tonea Stewart, Von Coulter
Directed By:
Julie Dash
31. Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994)
7
4
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
7
4
Role:
Marsden Family House Slave Castralia / Maid
Starring:
Blythe Danner, Donald Sutherland, Anne Bancroft, Diane Lane, Diane Lane
Directed By:
Ken Cameron
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
32. The Trip to Bountiful (2014)
7
3
The Trip to Bountiful
7
3
Role:
Mrs. Watts
Starring:
Keke Palmer, Vanessa Lynn Williams, Blair Underwood, Vanessa Williams, Arthur French
Directed By:
Michael Wilson
33. Heat Wave (1990)
7
3
Heat Wave
R
7
3
Role:
Ruthana Richardson
Starring:
James Earl Jones, David Strathairn, Blair Underwood, Adam Arkin
Directed By:
Kevin Hooks
34. Playing with Fire (1985)
8
3
Playing with Fire
8
3
Role:
Carol Phillips
Starring:
Gary Coleman, Ron O'Neal, Tammy Lauren, Yaphet Kotto
Directed By:
Ivan Nagy
35. A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
8
3
A Lesson Before Dying
PG-13
8
3
Role:
Tante Lou
Starring:
Don Cheadle, Mekhi Phifer, Irma P. Hall, Brent Jennings
Directed By:
Joseph Sargent
36. Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)
6
3
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story
6
3
Role:
Muriel
Starring:
Martin Sheen, Stan Shaw, Joe Seneca, Roxanne Hart
Directed By:
Richard T. Heffron
37. Clippers (1991)
6
3
Clippers
6
3
Starring:
John Amos, Barry Shabaka Henley, Phill Lewis, Arnold Stang
Directed By:
Matthew Diamond
38. Relative Stranger (2009)
6
3
Relative Stranger
6
3
Role:
Pearl
Starring:
Dana Davis, Eriq La Salle, Michael Beach, Michael Michele
Directed By:
Charles Burnett
39. When No One Would Listen (1992)
6
3
When No One Would Listen
6
3
Starring:
Michele Lee, James Farentino, John Spencer, Anndi McAfee
Directed By:
Armand Mastroianni
40. Ms. Scrooge (1997)
9
5
Ms. Scrooge
G
9
5
Role:
Ms. Ebenita Scrooge
Starring:
Katherine Helmond, Michael Beach, RaéVen Kelly, John Bourgeois
Directed By:
John Korty
41. Jewel (2001)
6
3
Jewel
6
3
Role:
Cathedral
Starring:
Farrah Fawcett, Patrick Bergin, Robin Dunne, Ashley Wolfe
Directed By:
Paul Shapiro
42. The Kid Who Loved Christmas (1990)
6
3
The Kid Who Loved Christmas
6
3
Role:
Etta
Starring:
Charlie Murphy, Della Reese, Esther Rolle, Vanessa Lynn Williams, Ben Vereen, Sammy Davis Jr., Michael Warren
Directed By:
Arthur Allan Seidelman
43. Riot (1997)
5
3
Riot
R
5
3
Starring:
Lucy Liu, Mako Iwamatsu, Luke Perry, Mako, John Ortiz, Kieu Chinh
Directed By:
David C. Johnson, Richard Di Lello, Galen Yuen, Alex Munoz
44. The Price of Heaven (1997)
5
3
The Price of Heaven
5
3
Role:
Vesta Lotte Battle
Starring:
Lori Loughlin, George Wendt, Grant Show, Cari Shayne
Directed By:
Peter Bogdanovich
45. Acceptable Risks (1986)
5
4
Acceptable Risks
5
4
Starring:
Brian Dennehy, Richard Gilliland, Christine Ebersole, Kenneth McMillan
Directed By:
Rick Wallace
46. Intimate Encounters (1986)
5
4
Intimate Encounters
5
4
Starring:
James Brolin, Veronica Cartwright, Mitchell Anderson, Gary Bayer, Gina Calabrese
Directed By:
Ivan Nagy
47. Showing Roots (2016)
5
4
Showing Roots
5
4
Starring:
Adam Brody, Maggie Grace, Elizabeth McGovern, Uzo Aduba, Viva Bianca
Directed By:
Michael Wilson
48. House of Secrets (1993)
4
4
House of Secrets
4
4
Role:
Evangeline
Starring:
Melissa Gilbert, Bruce Boxleitner, Michael Boatman, Kate Vernon
Directed By:
Mimi Leder
49. Duplicates (1992)
4
4
Duplicates
PG-13
4
4
Role:
Dr. Randolph
Starring:
Lane Smith, Gregory Harrison, William Lucking, Kim Greist
Directed By:
Sandor Stern
50. Fat Rose and Squeaky (2006)
4
4
Fat Rose and Squeaky
4
4
Role:
Celine
Starring:
Louise Fletcher, Julie Brown, Lea DeLaria, Jo Anderson
Directed By:
Sam Irvin
51. Bridge of Time (1997)
2
3
Bridge of Time
2
3
Role:
Guardian
Starring:
Nigel Havers, Josette Simon, Susan Dey, Cotter Smith
Directed By:
Jorge Montesi

TV Shows

East Side/West Side
10
1
East Side/West Side
10
1
Role:
Jane Foster
Starring:
Barbara Feldon, Gene Hackman, Bonnie Bedelia, Lee Grant, Alan Alda, Bert Convy, David Carradine
Directed By:
Tom Gries, Daniel Petrie, Herschel Daugherty, Marc Daniels, Jack Smight
Slattery's People
9
1
Slattery's People
9
1
Starring:
Elsa Lanchester, Denver Pyle, Claude Akins, Gavin MacLeod, Sorrell Booke, James Whitmore, Barbara Eden
Directed By:
Roots
14
2
Roots
TV-14
14
2
Starring:
Scatman Crothers, Lloyd Bridges, Lorne Greene, O. J. Simpson, Carolyn Jones, Robert Reed, Ian McShane
Directed By:
Marvin J. Chomsky
Naked City
9
2
Naked City
9
2
Starring:
Telly Savalas, Burt Reynolds, Leslie Nielsen, Jon Voight, William Shatner, Christopher Walken, Robert Duvall
Directed By:
Stuart Rosenberg, John Brahm, William A. Graham, David Lowell Rich, Elliot Silverstein
How to Get Away with Murder
36
8
How to Get Away with Murder
TV-14
36
8
Starring:
Kerry Washington, Famke Janssen, Oded Fehr, Tamlyn Tomita, Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch
Directed By:
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
27
6
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
TV-14
27
6
Starring:
Kyle MacLachlan, Elizabeth Banks, Sharon Stone, Pam Grier, Tracy Pollan, Bernadette Peters, Bradley Cooper
Directed By:
King
8
2
King
8
2
Role:
Coretta Scott King
Starring:
Paul Winfield, Ossie Davis, Roscoe Lee Browne, Tony Bennett, Lonny Chapman
Directed By:
Abby Mann
Gunsmoke
10
2
Gunsmoke
TV-PG
10
2
Starring:
Richard Chamberlain, Jack Lord, Bette Davis, Harry Dean Stanton, Jack Klugman, Jean Arthur, Werner Klemperer
Directed By:
Judd for the Defense
8
2
Judd for the Defense
8
2
Starring:
James Franciscus, Cloris Leachman, Carrie Snodgress, Richard Dreyfuss, Charles Grodin, Ron Howard, Sam Elliott
Directed By:
Larry Peerce, Leo Penn, John Llewellyn Moxey, Alex March, George McCowan
Mission: Impossible
9
3
Mission: Impossible
TV-PG
9
3
Starring:
May Britt, Leonard Nimoy, Dina Merrill, Lesley Ann Warren, Sal Mineo, Peter Graves, Martin Landau
Directed By:
A Woman Called Moses
8
2
A Woman Called Moses
8
2
Starring:
Orson Welles, John Getz, Jason Bernard, Judyann Elder
Directed By:
Paul Wendkos
The Nurses
8
2
The Nurses
8
2
Starring:
Tom Bosley, Charles Durning, Jean Stapleton, Dustin Hoffman, Elaine Stritch, Linda Lavin, Keenan Wynn
Directed By:
Alex March, Charles S. Dubin, Marvin J. Chomsky, Leonard Horn, Ralph Senensky
Emergency!
8
2
Emergency!
TV-G
8
2
Starring:
Julie London, John Carradine, Dick Van Patten, Mark Harmon, Adam West, Bobby Troup, Nick Nolte
Directed By:
Georg Fenady, Christian I. Nyby II, Dennis Donnelly, Christian Nyby, Joseph Pevney
Insight
7
2
Insight
7
2
Starring:
Walter Matthau, Marion Ross, James Doohan, Cindy Williams, William Devane, Marty Feldman, Jane Wyman
Directed By:
Richard C. Bennett, Paul Stanley, Hal Cooper, Ralph Senensky, Michael Ray Rhodes
The Outer Limits
10
3
The Outer Limits
TV-PG
10
3
Starring:
Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca De Mornay, Adam Goldberg, Timothy Busfield, Lou Diamond Phillips, Margot Kidder, Kevin Durand
The Women of Brewster Place
9
2
The Women of Brewster Place
9
2
Starring:
Paul Winfield, Robin Givens, Jackée Harry, Moses Gunn, Oprah Winfrey
Directed By:
Donna Deitch
Mama Flora's Family
7
2
Mama Flora's Family
7
2
Role:
Mama Flora
Starring:
DJ Qualls, Shemar Moore, Queen Latifah, Terrence Howard, Della Reese, Mario Van Peebles, Blair Underwood
Directed By:
Peter Werner
Here Come the Brides
8
2
Here Come the Brides
8
2
Starring:
Bruce Lee, Majel Barrett, Denver Pyle, Ed Asner, Jane Wyatt, Robert Brown, Bobby Sherman
Directed By:
Jerrold Bernstein, Richard Kinon, E.W. Swackhamer, Paul Junger Witt, Bob Claver
The F.B.I.
7
2
The F.B.I.
7
2
Starring:
Majel Barrett, Jeff Bridges, Robert Urich, Dawn Wells, Kim Richards, Celeste Holm, Michael Douglas
Directed By:
Virgil W. Vogel, Don Medford, Jesse Hibbs, William Hale, Ralph Senensky
Norman Corwin Presents
7
2
Norman Corwin Presents
7
2
Starring:
David McCallum, Hume Cronyn, Milton Berle, William Shatner, Jessica Tandy, Leslie Nielsen, Lorne Greene
Directed By:
Charles S. Dubin, Lela Swift, Ted Post, Steve Binder, Norman Corwin
Cowboy in Africa
7
2
Cowboy in Africa
7
2
Starring:
Anne Baxter, James Whitmore, Chuck Connors, Ronald Howard, Tom Nardini
Directed By:
Allen Reisner, Alex March, Earl Bellamy, Lawrence Dobkin, Andrew McCullough
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
8
3
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
8
3
Starring:
Jodie Foster, Anne Meara, Jerry Stiller, George Takei, Tippi Hedren, Bill Bixby, James Komack
Directed By:
Don Weis, Bob Sweeney, Harry Falk, Ralph Senensky, Gary Nelson
Medical Center
7
3
Medical Center
7
3
Starring:
Meredith Baxter, John Travolta, David Cassidy, Florence Henderson, Christina Crawford, Don Rickles, Geraldine Page
Directed By:
Vincent Sherman, Earl Bellamy, Paul Stanley, Murray Golden, Michael Caffey
I Spy
7
3
I Spy
7
3
Starring:
Mary Wickes, Jim Brown, Rory Calhoun, Anna Karina, John Aniston, Leon Askin, France Nuyen
Directed By:
Leo Penn, Allen Reisner, Earl Bellamy, Alf Kjellin, David Friedkin
Sweet Justice
7
3
Sweet Justice
7
3
Role:
Carrie Grace Battle
Starring:
Marlee Matlin, Donal Logue, Marion Ross, Melissa Gilbert, Ronny Cox, Greg Germann, R. Lee Ermey
Directed By:
Arthur Allan Seidelman, Mel Damski
The Guiding Light
5
3
The Guiding Light
TV-14
5
3
Starring:
Calista Flockhart, Frank Grillo, Hayden Panettiere, Victor Garber, Kevin Bacon, Michael Weatherly, Daniela Ruah
Directed By:
Roy B. Steinberg, Brian Mertes, Matt Lagle, Adam Reist, Robert Scinto
The Bill Cosby Show
5
3
The Bill Cosby Show
5
3
Starring:
Henry Fonda, Don Knotts, Dick Van Dyke, Joyce Bulifant, Elsa Lanchester, John Amos, Tom Bosley
Directed By:
Ivan Dixon, Ralph Senensky, Coby Ruskin, Harvey Hart, Bill Cosby
B.L. Stryker
5
3
B.L. Stryker
5
3
Starring:
Jerry Reed, Alice Ghostley, Rita Moreno, Charles Nelson Reilly, Julianne Moore, Neil Patrick Harris, Abe Vigoda
Directed By:
Touched by an Angel
6
4
Touched by an Angel
TV-G
6
4
Starring:
Gloria Stuart, Bryan Cranston, Scott Baio, Alyson Hannigan, Faye Dunaway, Gary Cole, Hal Linden
Directed By:
Peter H. Hunt, Timothy Van Patten, Victor Lobl, Bethany Rooney, Stuart Margolin
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York
4
3
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York
4
3
Starring:
Tom Skerritt, Jennifer Garner, Charles S. Dutton, Lisa Nicole Carson
Directed By:
Mikael Salomon
Fly
0
0
Fly
0
0
Starring:
Todd Bridges, Tatyana Ali, Bruce Boxleitner, Mindy Cohn, Ella Joyce
Directed By:

Animation Movies

The Proud Family
14
8
The Proud Family
TV-Y
14
8
Starring:
Emmanuelle Chriqui, Billy West, Al Roker, Steve Harvey, Anthony Anderson, Cedric the Entertainer, Jeffrey Tambor
Directed By:
David Mucci Fassett, T.J. House, Lenord Robinson
Higglytown Heroes
4
4
Higglytown Heroes
TV-Y
4
4
Starring:
Ricki Lake, Sean Astin, Erik Estrada, Donald Faison, Cyndi Lauper, Alanna Ubach, Wayne Brady
Directed By:
George Evelyn, Denis Morella

Special Appearance/Cameo

Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)
14
5
Odds Against Tomorrow
14
5

David Burke is a former cop whose career had a downfall due to his refusal to work with state crime investigators. He soon hires a tough ex-con artist named Earle Slater, to help him rob a bank. Earle is promised $50,000 if the robbery is a success. Burke also recruits another man named Johnny Ingram, who works at a nightclub. Although Ingram doesn’t want the job, he is forced to accept due to his debts.  

Role:
Jazz Club Bartender (uncredited)
Starring:
Harry Belafonte, Shelley Winters, Wayne Rogers, Will Kuluva, Robert Ryan, Ed Begley
Directed By:
Robert Wise
The Last Angry Man (1959)
7
3
The Last Angry Man
7
3

A dedicated general practitioner named Dr Sam Abelman tries to help every sick and poor person in his neighborhood. Meanwhile, his journalist nephew tries to help him by profiling his life on television.

Role:
Girl Left on Porch (uncredited)
Starring:
Paul Muni, Betsy Palmer, David Wayne, Luther Adler
Directed By:
Daniel Mann

Cicely Tyson Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Best Lead Actress in a Drama 1974
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Actress of the Year - Special 1974
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special 1994