Remembering Cicely Tyson

To honor Cicely Tyson, who died today at 96, you can stream Sounder, for which she received an Oscar nomination, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, for which she won an Emmy, and episodes from her two regular TV series, East Side / West Side and Sweet Justice.

Sounder (1972)

Watch Sounder for free on The Film Detective, with a Brown Sugar subscription, or for a $3.99 rental from Amazon.

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (CBS, 1974)

Watch it with an HBO Max or Mubi subscription, for free if your local library is a Kanopy participant, for a $2.99 rental from Amazon, or right here:

East Side / West Side and Sweet Justice

Tyson was a regular on two single-season TV series: East Side / West Side (25 episodes, CBS, 1963-1964), perhaps the only series ever made about social workers; and Sweet Justice (23 episodes, NBC, 1994-1995), a legal drama. Here’s an episode from each:

(Top photo: Cicely Tyson in 1997. Source: Wikimedia Commons. © copyright John Mathew Smith 2001)

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