How tall was Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson's Height

5ft 2 ½ (158.8 cm)

American actress best remembered for roles in films such as Sounder, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Fried Green Tomatoes, A Man Called Adam, The Comedians, Hoodlum, King and The Concorde... Airport '79. In a 1976 biography yearbook she was described as "Standing at five feet three-and-one-half inches and weighing 106 pounds".

How tall is Cicely Tyson
Photo by PR Photos

How tall is Cicely Tyson

You May Be Interested

Height of Viola Davis
Viola Davis
5ft 6 (168 cm)
Height of Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
5ft 1 ½ (156 cm)
Height of Kimberly Elise
Kimberly Elise
5ft 6 ¾ (170 cm)
Height of Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer
5ft 2 (157 cm)

Add a Comment8 comments

Average Guess (1 Votes)
5ft 2.5in (158.8cm)
Arch Stanton said on 7/Jul/15
Rob can you squeeze in The Comedians? Looks about this with Burton I think.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Feb/15
In some scenes it does only look about an inch diff, as I say I guy like Sammy Davis you'd expect to be wearing lifts though. 5'2" range is OK I think. I'd have gone with a flat 5 ft 2 though.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Feb/15
Perhaps 5 ft 2 flat would be a safer shout.She made him look 5'4" range and I don't think had on flats either,
Arch Stanton said on 21/Feb/15
Rob I watched A Man Called Adam last night and Sammy Davis pulled off looking 2 inches taller at times, in others scenes it could seem more an inch to 1.5. I wouldn't rule out lifts for him though but I think he still looked shorter than Louis Armstrong.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Feb/15
My DVD for A Man Called Adam has arrived, will watch tomorrrow!
Arch Stanton said on 13/Feb/15
Sounder is a masterpiece I think, on Roger Ebert's top 10 films of 1972 and got an Oscar Best Picture nom too. It lost to The Godfather, that's pretty unfair competition! It's minimalism, but it really feels like the film was shot with a hidden camera among the community rather than being shot for a film if you see what I mean. It's a joy to just watch the camera roll and see the kids run in the fields and stuff. A beautiful film I thought, but not everybody's cup of tea.
Editor Rob
I have yet to watch Sounder, but will at one point
Arch Stanton said on 12/Feb/15
Film should be "films" above I think, also I think the film is just called Fried Green Tomatoes, the full title is the novel I think.
Arch Stanton said on 12/Feb/15
Cheers Rob for the prompt listing, seems about what I guessed, 5'2" range and petite framed. 5'3.5 was probably a measurement in footwear. Can you also add the films A Man Called Adam and Hoodlum. Couldn't find Man anywhere online but I've just bought the DVD cheaply on Amazon so I'll let you know how she looks with Sammy. It's a jazz film so I thought worth getting.

Heights are barefeet estimates, derived from quotations, official websites, agency resumes, in person encounters with actors at conventions and pictures/films.

Other vital statistics like weight or shoe size measurements have been sourced from newspapers, books, resumes or social media.

Celebrity Fan Photos and Agency Pictures of stars are © to their respective owners.