Celebrating Cicely Tyson's Lifetime Of Spectacular Style

The beloved actor, who died at age 96, exuded pure joy in her many red carpet appearances over the years.

Award-winning, groundbreaking and simply iconic actor Cicely Tyson died Thursday at age 96.

Over the course of her long career, Tyson delivered countless memorable performances ― followed by red carpet appearances equally as inspiring. She was free with her fashion, exuding joy with bright colors, big collars, hats, heels and a sneaker or two along the way.

As we honor Tyson’s life and career, we also celebrate her style. Below, a look back at her awe-inspiring style.

1968
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Cicely Tyson and Miles Davis at the premiere of "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter" in New York City on July 31, 1968.
1970
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Cicely Tyson arrives in 1970.
1971
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Cicely Tyson in New York City on Jan. 18, 1971.
1973
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Cicely Tyson poses for a portrait circa 1973.
1973
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Cicely Tyson during a visit to London on Feb. 9, 1973.
1973
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Cicely Tyson at Heathrow Airport in London in February 1973.
1980
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Cicely Tyson at a Tonys party in 1980.
1982
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Cicely Tyson and Lena Horne at the Night of 100 Stars in New York City in 1982.
1987
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Cicely Tyson at the Willi Smith Memorial at the Parsons School of Design in New York City in 1987.
1987
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Cicely Tyson at the premiere of "Cry Freedom" in Los Angeles in 1987.
1989
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Cicely Tyson at the "Parenthood" Benefit in New York City in 1989.
2005
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Cicely Tyson at the opening night of "Monty Python's Spamalot" in New York City on March 17, 2005.
2007
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Cicely Tyson at the fifth annual TV Land Awards in Santa Monica, California, in 2007.
2011
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Cicely Tyson at the fourth annual BET Honors in Washington on Jan. 15, 2011.
2011
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Cicely Tyson at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles on March 4, 2011.
2012
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Cicely Tyson at the premiere of "Alex Cross" in Los Angeles on Oct. 15, 2012.
2013
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Cicely Tyson at the 67th annual Tony Awards in New York City on June 9, 2013.
2014
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Cicely Tyson at the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Aug. 25, 2014.
2016
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Cicely Tyson at BET's Black Girls Rock! in Newark, New Jersey, on April 1, 2016.
2017
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Cicely Tyson at the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 17, 2017.
2017
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Cicely Tyson at Alvin Ailey's 2017 opening night gala in New York City on Nov. 29, 2017.
2019
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Cicely Tyson at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills on Feb. 24, 2019.