94-Year-Old Cicely Tyson Vows She Will Never Retire and We Totally Believe Her

Legendary actress Cicely Tyson vows at 94 that she will never stop acting and living her best life. 

Legendary actress Cicely Tyson may be a nonagenarian, but she is far from ready to hang up her spurs.

The African American thespian has revealed that she still has a lot to give, and is determined to keep on working.

"The reason why I have been in this universe as long as I have been is because he’s not ready for me. When I’ve completed my job, he’ll take me away...We have to honor this blessed gift that we have. That’s what keeps you going. Keeps your mind fluid—your heart, your whole being. You can’t just stop, because that will be the end of you."

CICELY TYSON WILL NEVER RETIRE

Tyson, who has been a major force on the acting scene for the last 69 years refuses to slow down or stop working.

What keeps her going, she reveals, is the fact that she doesn't stop working, growing and learning.

AN HONORARY OSCAR FOR THE GRAND DAME OF AMERICAN CINEMA

In  2018, Tyson became the first African-American woman to receive an honorary Oscar for her lifetime achievements in cinema; and in 2016 she received the  Presidential Medal of Freedom from the hands of President Barack Obama.

CICELY TYSON'S LIFE IN PICTURES

Tyson had her first acting role on the NBC series "Frontiers of Faith" in 1951, and never stopped working again. In 1972, she received an Oscar nomination for her role in the critically acclaimed film "Sounder", for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. 

Cicely Tyson was married only once at the age of 57 to the legendary jazzman Miles Davis.

KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES

But Tyson's achievements are not a thing of the past. The actress recently starred in the Oscar-nominated film, "The Help," and has a recurring role in ABC show "How to Get Away With Murder", playing the mother to main Viola Davis' character Annalise Keating.

Cicely Tyson continues to inspire and move audiences, and actors such as Regina King and Viola Davis - and at 94, she is confident that her best work is still ahead of her. And we believe her.

CICELY TYSON'S MARRIAGE TO MILES DAVIS

Cicely Tyson was married only once at the age of 57 to the legendary jazzman Miles Davis.

Davis, who was a trumpeter and a bandleader, has been labeled as one of the most influential musicians in the history of Jazz and music in the 20th century.

The couple had first dated in the 1960s, and Davis had even used a photo of Tyson for his 1967 album, "Sorcerer".

Ten years later they revived their romance and married in 1981 in Atlanta at the home of actor Bill Cosby.

Sadly, the marriage foundered due to Davis' struggles with drug abuse and alcoholism and Tyson filed for a divorce in 1988.

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