legendary actress Cicely Tyson passed away last year at the age of 96, and while her legacy lives on through the work she left behind, it will soon live on across the street named after her.
According to Poster, Tyson will be honored with a street rename in Harlem, New York on September 17th. East 101st Street, between 3rd and Lexington Avenues, will be renamed Cicely Tyson Way. She was born in the Bronx, New York and moved early to Harlem with her family where she grew up. Back in January 2021, she passed away in New York, and her memorial service was held at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem.
After Saturday’s unveiling of the Tyson street renaming, there will be a celebration featuring the Harlem Dance Theatre, the Dominican Folk Dance Company, the Caribbean American Sports and Youth Steel Band, and more.
Cicely Tyson, the late Tony Award-winning actress and civil rights icon, will be honored to rename a street in East Harlem.
East 101st Street between 3rd Street and Lexington Avenue will be renamed “Cicely Tyson Way”. pic.twitter.com/ZPCrUfIVEN
— PIX11 News (@PIX11News) September 14, 2022
As previously reported that, at the time of her passing, her longtime manager Larry Thompson confirmed the news and said, “I’ve managed Miss Tyson’s career for over 40 years and every year has been a privilege and a blessing. Cicely thought of her new memoir as a Christmas tree, adorned with all the decorations of her personal and professional life. Today she put the last decoration, the Star, on top of the tree.”
With decades of work under her belt, Tyson’s career has spanned generations as she has played roles in projects such as “Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman“Roots“Green fried tomatoes“How to Get Away with MurderR,” “Diary of a Mad Black Woman“House of cards,” and many others.
One of her frequent collaborators in the last years of her life was Tyler Perry. Last month, he shared that he once paid Tyson $1 million for one day of work on the set of his film.Why did I get married.He also revealed that he helped care for her for the last 15 years of her life.
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