Cicely Tyson Gets Inducted into 2020 TV Hall of Fame and Slays in Structured White Top & Black Skirt
Shonda Rhymes introduced Cicely Tyson as one of the five inductees into the TV Hall of Fame, a well-deserved honor for the actress.
At the 25th induction ceremony for the TV Hall of Fame at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, Shonda Rhymes proudly presented the honor to Cicely Tyson.
Tyson joined fellow inductees including Disney CEO Robert Igor, "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, director Jay Sandrich, and TV executive Geraldine Laybourne.
Cicely Tyson has been in the industry for more than 80 years, making her one of the longest-running actresses of all time.
A TRAILBLAZER FOR BLACK ARTISTS
To introduce Cicely, Shonda described her as the "rarest of souls," who trailblazed a path to fulfill her dreams and pave the way for generations to follow.
Tyson was the first black actor to ever star in a TV series, the first black woman to win an Emmy for Lead Actress in A Television Movie, and the first black actress to receive an honorary Oscar.
Cicely Tyson has been in the industry for more than 80 years, making her one of the longest-running actresses of all time. Now 94-years-old, she continues to do what she loves.
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Last night, I had the pleasure to help induct my idol, my colleague, and my friend, Ms. Cicely Tyson into the Television Academy Hall of Fame. Her courage and integrity paved the road for many of us. Her dream is our reality. Because she is the first, there will be no last. Congratulations to this pioneer.
94 AND STILL WORKING
She recently just starred in Tyler Perry's Netflix movie "A Fall from Grace," where Perry himself praised her for her stellar acting and referred to her as "queen"
"THIS WOMAN IS 45 years older than I am!! Damn, I need to moisturize!! All jokes aside. This is Queen Cicely. What a life, what a journey, what a soul!! We love you!!"
BRINGING PRODUCERS' IDEAS TO LIFE
50-year-old Tyler Perry has managed to build quite an empire, with a successful career that has not only created wonderful movies and TV shows but a 330-acre studio that has state-of-the-art facilities for movie and TV sets among many others.
However, what makes Tyler Perry's life successful aside from his creative direction, are the actors and actresses that bring his ideas to life. One of them is Cicely Tyson, and he made sure to honor her for that through his Instagram post.
At 94-years-old, it seems there is no stopping Cicely Tyson, who is still very active in the industry. Congratulations on the Hall of Fame induction, Cicely!