Cicely Tyson Wins First Tony Award At 79

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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.

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

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