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Cicely Tyson of 'the Help' Rocks Red Dress & Black Leather Gloves at Grand Opening of Tyler Perry's New Studio

Claudine Varela
Oct 08, 2019
09:20 A.M.
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Cicely Tyson was ravishing in red attending the launch of Tyler Perry's $250 million dollar film and television studio. The ageless star who vowed never to retire is a close friend of the mega-producer and the godmother of his 4-year-old son.

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She’s 94 years old yet Cicely Tyson continues to slay the red carpet with her stunning presence.

“You can’t just stop, because that will be the end of you"

Cicely Tyson at the 2013 Princess Grace Awards Gala attending as a recipient of the Prince Rainier III Award. | Photo: Getty Images

Cicely Tyson at the 2013 Princess Grace Awards Gala attending as a recipient of the Prince Rainier III Award. | Photo: Getty Images

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TIMELESS WITH AN EDGE

Tyson was among the elite stars who attended the opening gala of Tyler Perry’s new studio in Atlanta and what an attendance she made.

Gloriously dressed in red, the iconic star was a standout traversing the equally red carpet which would have drowned her out if not for her timeless sense of style.

Tyson was a sight to behold in her spotted dress with black feathers gracing her shoulders. She wore black leather gloves providing an edgier look to her ensemble and shed off decades from her age styling her short hair with bangs. She completed her look by fashioning dangling earrings that extended past her hair length.

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PERRY'S MILESTONE STUDIO

Tyson glammed up for the grand opening of Perry’s new 12-soundstage studio, one of the biggest in the nation. It also marks the first time a Black man owns a studio.

Tyson, who is the godmother of Perry’s four-year-old son, Aman made sure to be there for the occasion since she’s also a very close friend of Perry’s.

The 330-acre property which sits on what used to be Fort McPherson was transformed by Perry into a $250 million major television and film studio since he first purchased it in 2015.

Of the enterprise, he told the Associated Press that it was “pivotal” in his efforts to motivate and inspire people.

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TIL DEATH DO THEM PART

Tyson, who is the godmother of Perry’s four-year-old son, Aman made sure to be there for the occasion since she’s also a very close friend of Perry’s. In fact, he admitted to Page Six earlier this year that the ageless star was his first pick to give his eulogy. His reason, “because that would be a long time away.”

Cicely Tyson and Tyler Perry attending the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. | Photo: Getty Images

Cicely Tyson and Tyler Perry attending the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. | Photo: Getty Images

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Though in her nineties, Tyson does not intend to retire anytime soon. She told Time Magazine when she graced its special issue, “The Art of Optimism” that the word “retire” does not exist in her vocabulary.

“You can’t just stop, because that will be the end of you,” she advised.

We certainly look forward to seeing more of this legendary woman who not only makes a mark through her talent and her sense of style, but through her positivity and powerful presence.

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