Tonight, we honor one of Hollywood’s most iconic treasures, Cicely Tyson. Tyson was known for breaking barriers and being a transcendent talent amongst her peers. The talented actress, who won awards passed away Thursday at the age of 96.
The entertainer wore many hats, having a multitude of talents both off and on the stage and screen. She had roles in movies and TV shows throughout her career, including “Sounder” (1972) “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” (1974) “Roots” (1977) the TV miniseries “King” (1978) “A Woman Called Moses” (1978) “The Women of Brewster Place” (1989) “Hoodlum” (1997) “The Rosa Parks Story” (2002) and the popular ABC television series, “How to Get Away With Murder” (2017).
Born in December of 1924, Tyson came from humbled beginnings. She was raised in New York to her parents, William and Theodosia Tyson. She loved to try new things and entered the entertainment industry as a model.
The actress also was an author, who recently released her first memoir, “Just As I Am.” In 2016, she was honored by President Barack Obama with the Medal of Freedom.
Numerous famous personalities turned to networking platforms to showcase their admiration, for the actress.
Tyler Perry took to Instagram to share stories he had with the late actress, expressing, “My heart breaks in one beat while celebrating her life in the next.”
Co-star, Viola Davis also penned a heartfelt message stating,” I’m devastated. My heart is broken. I loved you so much.”
. Duvernay and Oprah Winfrey, both respected figures, in the entertainment industry also took a moment to express their heartfelt admiration and gratitude, for the talented actress.
Cicely leaves behind her only child, to whom she called Joan in her memoir. How are you remembering Ms. Tyson? May her soul rest in peace.