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Cicely Tyson

 Cicely Tyson (pictured) has finally won a Tony Award–at age 79-years-young.

The legendary actress won for her leading role in the play “The Trip to Bountiful” after a 30-year hiatus from the Broadway stage, according to The Inquisitr.

Tyson, who won for “Best Performance by An Actress in a Leading Role in a Play,” plays an elderly woman, Miss Carrie Watts, returning to her childhood home in the Broadway smash. During her acceptance speech, the actress told the audience that she thought she had pulled down the curtain on her acting career but felt compelled to give it one last shot by accepting the role. “I had a burning desire to do more great roles. I didn’t want to be greedy. Just one more,” she enthused.

The actress also said that she was the only surviving member of her immediate family. She has lost her mother, father, sister and brother. “I’ve asked over and over again, ‘why,’” she said speaking of her family members passing away over the years. “I now know why.”

In addition to “The Trip to Bountiful,” the Emmy Award winner has given poignant performances on stage but has never received an accolade as grand as a Tony. She has appeared in such memorable Broadway productions as “Trumpets of the Lord” and “The Corn Is Green.” Tyson will forever be remembered for her stellar performances in the films “Sounder” and the TV miniseries, “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.”

After Tyson’s heartfelt acceptance speech, audience members rose to their feet to applaud the actress for her well-deserved and long-overdue win.

Congratulations Cicely, we love you!

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