01.26.2020

Cicely Tyson Isn't Slowing Down Any Time Soon, New OWN Series at 95

Cicely Tyson Isn't Slowing Down Any Time Soon, New OWN Series at 95

Cicely Tyson doesn’t quibble with those who marvel at her long life and career, now in its eighth decade. The acclaimed actress said she doesn’t take her staying power for granted.

“You know how old I am,” a smiling Tyson, 95, told a TV critics meeting Thursday. “Who in the world lives this long?”

The actress, a two-time Emmy winner, was part of a panel discussion for “Cherish the Day,” an eight-episode OWN anthology series created and produced by Ava DuVernay. Tyson plays a maternal touchstone for Xosha Roquemore’s character, Gently, who’s embarking on a relationship with Evan (Alano Miller). Its two-night premiere is Feb. 11 and 12.

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