Cicely Tyson died on January 28 on the age of 96, simply two days after her memoir, “Simply As I Am,” was launched. CBS This Morning’s Gayle King interviewed the actress the day the e book got here out, discussing the Amazon best-seller, which chronicles her life, from rising up in Harlem to changing into a mannequin and revered actress who broke by racial boundaries, to her tempestuous marriage to Miles Davis and past. The total interview was proven on BET following her demise.
Now King’s bestie Oprah Winfrey is paying tribute as properly, releasing her personal dialog with Tyson referred to as OWN Highlight: Cicely Tyson. Gleaned from Winfrey’s 2012 particular referred to as “Oprah and The Legendary Forged of Roots 35 Years Later,” dialogue with the Emmy and Tony-award-winning actress covers subjects similar to previous roles, life classes and discovering success as a Black lady within the leisure trade. This could make for excellent Black Historical past Month viewing.