Throwback Hair: Cicely Tyson

October 23, 2009

Natural Hair TWAAn incredible actress and humanitarian, Cicely Tyson’s career in film and television has covered more than five decades. She received her start after being discovered in a hair show by an Ebony magazine photographer. Within a few years, she parlayed it into a successful acting career going on to win two Emmy’s for her captivating performance in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. Personally, I remember Ms. Tyson from her lead role in Sounder which landed her an Oscar nomination, and after seeing pictures of her fab hairstyles from East Side/West Side… Cicely Tyson gets the Throwback Hair nod today.

Cornrows Hairstyle

Cicely Tyson Hair

Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson and James Earl Jones in a scene from the Off-Broadway production of the play The Blacks (1961)



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tahishia December 12, 2009 at 1:08 am

CICELY TYSON IS A SISTER THAT I HIGHLY RESPECT NOT ONLY BECAUSE OF ALL THE WORK SHE DOES. I THINK THAT SHE IS SUCH A POSITIVE ROLE MODEL FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN.
WOMEN LIKE HER AND PHYLICIA RASHAD, MAYA ANGELO NEED TO BE SEEN MORE ON TELEVISION SO THAT THE YOUNGER GENERATION WILL GROW UP AND SEE THAT YOU CAN BE BEAUTIFUL AND INTELLIGENT AND NOT HAVE TO SHOW YOUR BODYS . WHERE ARE THE YOUNGER ACTRESSES THAT ARE SIMILAR TO THESE WOMEN. OUR YOUNG WOMEN NEED SEE MORE INTELLIGENT BLACK WOMEN ON TELEVISION.

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