The late actress Cicely Tyson was a very important person in Tyler Perry’s life. He recently shared a story about her first stating that the only reason he is telling this story is because she wrote about it in her memoir. He said throughout her career Cicely Tyson was not well compensated. She only made $6,000 in the 1972 Oscar nominated movie Sounder. Tyler paid her $1 million dollars for one day of work on the set of his movie, Why Did I Get Married. I wanted to make sure she knew that there were people who valued her. What is your favorite Cicely Tyson movie?
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 27: (L-R) Director Tyler Perry, actor Cicely Tyson, TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood President and COO Alwyn Hight Kushner, and TCM host Ben Mankiewicz attend the Hand and Footprint Ceremony honoring Cicely Tyson during the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 27, 2018 in Hollywood, California. 350620. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for TCM)