Gina Wilhelm Actress – Cicely Tyson Honored
Cicely Tyson is going to be honored at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon. Tyson will receive the Legend Award.
She will get the award at the March 4 event at the Beverly Hils Hotel in Los Angeles alongside previously announced honorees Queen Latifah, Zoe Saldana, Mary J. Blige, and Gabourey Sidibe.
The Legend Award honors “pioneers who have paved the way and broken barriers for African-American actresses in Hollywood.”
The 76-year-old Tyson was nominated for a best leading actress Oscar in 1972 for her work in “Sounder.”
She also won two Emmys for her work in 1974’s “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.” She also appeared in such projects as “Roots” and “The Women of Brewster Place.”