Posts tagged "Cicely Tyson"
Congratulations to Cicely Tyson on her first ever Tony nomination for The Trip to Bountiful! In this 1973 photo, she is trying on a dress in Paris. Ms. Tyson, a two-time Emmy winner and Oscar nominee, was nominated for her role in the current Broadway hit The Trip to Bountiful Broadway which also stars Vanessa Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Wopat and Condola Rashad - daughter of Phylicia Rashad and a two-time Tony nominee herself! Photo: Jean-Claude Deutsch/Paris Match/Getty.
Cicely Tyson answers a reporter’s questions on the red carpet as she arrives at the #Oscars on March 27, 1973. Ms. Tyson was nominated in the Best Actress category for her role in the film, “Sounder”. She and Diana Ross made history that year as the first Black actresses nominated in the Best Actress category in the same year (Liza Minnelli won for her role in “Cabaret”). I am not sure if he was with Ms. Tyson that evening, but Dance Theater of Harlem founder Arthur Mitchell is to her right in this picture. Photo: Frank Diernhammer/Conde Nast Archives.
It is just before midnight, so I am just in time to wish Ms. Cicely Tyson a very happy 79th birthday. In this photo, she is in Central Park in New York City in 1973, just as her star was rising after what would be her Academy Award-nominated role in the film, “Sounder.” Photo: Bettman/Corbis.
Cicely Tyson and Miles Davis in August 1968 attending the premiere of ‘The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter’ in New York City. Tyson and Davis were not a couple at the time - they actually married in 1981. Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage.
Forgive the 3G shot, but I had to share Vintage Black Glamour icons Phylicia Rashad, Cicely Tyson & Valerie Simpson at b. michael’s Fall 2012 show last night.
Happy 78th Birthday Cicely Tyson! Photo by Douglas Kirkland, January 1973.