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