How Perseverance Got Cicely Tyson the Role She Waited 26 Years to Play

Season 4 Episode 410
Aired on 08/03/2014 | CC tv-pg
After seeing Geraldine Page's moving performance in the 1985 film The Trip to Bountiful, legendary actress Cicely Tyson told her agent that she would happily retire if he could get her a role like that. From time to time, she would remind him, "Where's my Trip to Bountiful?" It took 26 years, but watch what happened when Cicely was offered the role of a lifetime.

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