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How Cicely Tyson Followed Her Own Path

Season 4 Episode 410
Aired on 08/03/2014 | CC tv-pg
Actress Cicely Tyson began her illustrious career as a model in New York City, gracing the covers of magazines like Ebony and Jet while making a name for herself with small acting roles. Her mother did not approve, however, telling Cicely that show business wasn't decent. After not speaking for nearly three years, Cicely invited her mother to her stage debut in Dark of the Moon at the Harlem YMCA. Watch Cicely describe her mother's reaction to her performance and how it changed their relationship.

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