I sometimes get in a rut and then someone will say, ” hey, your an artist can you … ” I try to always say yes to a new challenge.
“Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They’re what make the instrument stretch — what makes you go beyond the norm.”
– Cicely Tyson
About Cicely Tyson
Acclaimed American actress Cicely Tyson is probably best known for her Emmy-winning TV role in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, the life story of a former slave. She was born on December 19, 1933 in New York, the daughter of Caribbean immigrants. She was nominated for an Oscar for the Depression drama Sounder, which made her a star. She only takes roles that present black women in a positive light. She was inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame in 1977.