Tyler Perry, an American actor, said that he paid late actress Cicely Tyson $1 million for only one day of labor on his 2007 directorial film, Why Did I Get Married? The 52-year-old director is the August/September cover star of AARP The Magazine, where he admits to paying Tyson large money because he “valued her.” Perry said in an interview with the journal that she was not adequately paid for her contributions to the entertainment business.
“I’ve never addressed it publicly, but I was Ms. Tyson’s caregiver for the final 15 years of her life.” She was a proud lady, and I only mention it because she wrote about it in her book.”
Cicely Tyson’s net worth
Cicely Tyson, the late actress, was born in Harlem, New York, and rose to recognition as a model before converting into a Hollywood actor. Her net worth was $10 million at the time of her death, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Tyler Perry’s net worth is now estimated to be $800 million, according to the website. Cicely Tyson, who was born on December 19, 1924, began her acting career in Harold Young’s 1957 drama picture Carib Gold. She subsequently appeared in CBS Repertoire Workshop, The Doctors and the Nurses, East Side/West Side, Naked City, and other shows.
Cicely gained notoriety, however, after appearing in the Off-Broadway production of The Blacks, which provided her with opportunities for high-profile productions. She played Claudia Ferguson in A Man Called Adam in 1966, with Sammy Davis Jr., Ossie Davis, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra Jr., Peter Lawford, and Ja’net DuBois. Following that, she appeared in a number of television episodes, including Guiding Light, I Spy, Judd for the Defense, The F.B.I., The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, The Bill Cosby Show, Gunsmoke, Emergency!, and others.
Awards And Honor
Cicely became a famous actress in Hollywood after playing Rebecca in Martin Ritt’s 1972 family drama film Sounder. Her performance in the film earned her an Academy Award nomination. She went on to feature in the television film The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman two years later, for which she received two Emmy Awards.
A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ But a Sandwich, A Woman Called Moses, The Women of Brewster Place, House of Secrets, Sweet Justice, Ms. Scrooge, Touched by an Angel, The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia, House of Cards, Cherish the Day, How to Get Away with Murder, and others are among Tyson’s other credits. Her additional honors include a Tony Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Peabody Award for her performance in the Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All in 1994. In 2019, Cicely Tyson received an honorary Academy Award. She died in January 2021, at the age of 96.