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Key BLACK HISTORY Subject: CICELY TYSON

In Book, Communication, Griot, Movies, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows on February 2, 2016 at 6:04 am

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It is with great pleasure that I ink a write on this lady of vital historical reference: Ms. CICELY TYSON. Growing up you could not tell me that this woman’s name was not Ms. JANE PITTMAN. Seeing her in other movies only shaped my believe that Ms. Jane Pittman was also an actress. 😀 But indeed Ms. Jane Pittman is a fictional character and Ms. Cicely Tyson is the real life deal.  I love her and her contributions have not gone un noticed though not always awarded either.

She was nominated for the Academy and Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for her performance as Rebecca Morgan in Sounder (1972). For this role she also won the NSFC Best Actress and NBR Best Actress Awards. She starred in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974), for which she won two Emmy Awards and was nominated for a BAFTA Award.

During her career she has been nominated for twelve Primetime Emmy Awards, winning three. In 2011, she appeared in the film The Help, for which she received awards for her ensemble work as Constantine from the BFCA and SAG Awards and she has an additional four SAG Award nominations. She starred on Broadway in The Trip to Bountiful as Carrie Watts, for which she won the Tony Award, Outer Critics Award, and Drama Desk Award for Best Actress in a Play. She previously received a Drama Desk Award in 1962 for her Off-Broadway performance in Moon on a Rainbow Shawl.

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FUN FACT:
Cicely Tyson turned down the role to play Christy Love, (the tv 
version of Foxy Brown) back in the 70's because she didn't like
the direction of the role.

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Ms. Cicely Tyson may be wise enough to be your mothers mother
still she looks sexy enough to be a threat – Candied eyes do love her. ❤

Born in New York City, she’s nine decades old and SO WHAT!
She’s strong, she’s Black and she’s yielded me love.

I saw her melanin on TV and embraced diversity’s )))HUG(((I mean that man.
It was everything for me, as a child, to see her portraying Ms. Jane Pittman.

It’s understatement to say that I’m just a fan – I truly love this lady,
I’m Qui
trying to look 16. You gotta age slow to aspire to be like this lady.

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