actress Cicely Tyson has died @96

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actress Cicely Tyson has died @96

https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/cicely-tyson-dead-dies-1234895188/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cicely_Tyson

I can find no wikitree profile for her under the surname Tyson.
WikiTree profile: Cicely Tyson
in The Tree House by N Gauthier G2G6 Pilot (139k points)
I have that source, but not the image, on Melrose's profile.  If that's a sharing link, I can add it!  :)
I forgot to mention that I chased down the claim of relation to Whitney Houston and found that was FALSE. They are mixing up similar sounding names of Cissy and Cicely who are two different and unrelated people.
I don't know how to tell if an image is shareable. I didn't know the image would be included when I copied the source.
I was doubting it, because there just did not seem any way it could be as all the Houston antecedents I checked were all US-born.  So we're back to looking at the Maynard line for a Connection, or perhaps via William A's sister's husband's family.
The question then arises - can ancestry call copyright on a public domain document they may not even have photographed?  Recent discussions on g2g, including feedback from ancestry, says not.  I can't get that link to work, so I'll upload it direct.
quote> IF Melrose B is the same Melrose as Melrose E (for Emanuel),

The draft card for Melrose Emanual (with mother's name of Fredrika) has the same birth date as Melrose B. in US Public Records v2 source.
It was that source that had me start rethinking that the two might be one.  It's not impossible for two people to be born on the same day, and have a very similar name, but it was just too much to believe they were separate.

Melrose B married in 1977, in Florida.  If I could find a death for, or divorcement from, the Bernice J Kendrick (if they even actually got married after getting a license in 1949), I'd be even more inclined to think they were the same person.
It seems to me that, even though he doesn't have a Wikipedia page, Cicely's cousin Edwin Schubert "Schubie" Swanston should be considered notable (and I need to post his name to the USBH thread).  Was looking to see if a Connection could be made through Annie Tyson Swanston.
USBH doesn't use WikiPedia as our only benchmark for notables. Yes please post on the notables thread.
All the search hits were for his music, or recordings, etc.  (I didn't check every single hit.)

He was married, so I need to check that relationship as well.

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What an excellent actress. I enjoyed her roles she played in like "Roots"... :-((

https://www.legacy.com/news/celebrity-deaths/cicely-tyson-1924-2021-award-winning-star-of-sounder-the-help/

~Brian Kerr
by Anonymous Kerr G2G6 Pilot (309k points)
+2 votes
Wow! I had no idea how old she was. She lived a long life. Thank you for getting this started, N.
by Emma MacBeath G2G6 Pilot (750k points)

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