Cicely Tyson

March 30, 2021
Cicely Tyson

“Know that you will not be defeated if you really think positive, about yourself and the life you’ve chosen to live.”

Actress Cicely Tyson won Emmys, a Tony and an honorary Oscar for her acting work over the course of 7 decades, becoming one of the leading, trailblazing black actresses in Hollywood. She died only days after the release of her memoir at the age of 96. Responding to a question once about advice for the young, Tyson responded: “It’s simple. I try always to be true to myself."

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