“With heavy heart, the family of Miss Cicely Tyson announces her peaceful transition this afternoon, at this time, please allow the family their privacy” , said a statement given by Larry Thompson, the manager of Broadway and film icon, Cicely Tyson.
Over a span of more than seven decades we have got to witness Miss Cicely Tyson trailblaze through the film industry, while exuding power, beauty, wisdom and gracefulness on and off the screens.
Tyson landed her first role in 1956! After years of acting, her role as Rebbeca Morgan in 1972 film “Sounder” earned her a “Best Actress” nomination the following year. Since beginning her career Tyson has won 3 Primetime Emmy’s, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Tony, as well the Academy and Peabody Award. Trophy’s from movies like The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, The Oldest Living Confederate Tell All and The Trip to Bountiful. Among many other awards and nominations, Cicely Tyson was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame last year.
We have gotten to witness Tyson’s phenomenal acting in movies and TV shows like, Women of Brewsters Place, Roots, Idlewild, The Help, Hoodlum, How to Get Away With Murder, The Proud Family and a ton of Tyler Perry’s series and movies.
Tyson has left fans, friends, and family a gift with her memoir “Just As I Am”, before passing she stated, “everyone knew the glittery and successful version of herself but ‘no one knows Cicley Tyson, the person down here.” reports the Associated Press.
Her legacy will be cherished.
Watch a final interview with Gayle King below: