Cicely Tyson (1924-2021) starred as Miss Jane Pittman in the 1974 CBS made for TV movie.

Magazine Article: “Cicely Will Star in Story of a Black Slave.” Jet, August 9, 1973, p. 54.
Quote from Cicely Tyson: “I was terrified of playing one woman from the age of 19 to the age of 110, but it was one of those miraculous things I had no control over. I played that part as though God was the director. It took six hours a day in blazing heat in the swamps of Louisiana just to get my makeup on.” Reed, Rex. “Cicely’s No ‘Yard Nigger’, No Tap-Dancing Yes Gal.” San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle, 10 September 1978, pp. 40-41.
Magazine Article: “Cicely Tyson Scores in TV’s Jane Pittman Autobiography.” Jet, 21 February 1974, n.p.
[No Author.] “Loyola Honors Dr. Williams, Cicely Tyson.” State Times, 3 June 1974.
Press Release: Photograph of Cicely Tyson as the elderly Miss Jane Pittman
Press Release: Photograph of Cicely Tyson as Miss Jane Pittman as a young woman, a middle-aged woman and an elderly woman.