Here’s To Life with Tori Reid

Ep. 15: What Makes Cicely Tyson, Cicely Tyson? – A Loving Tribute

February 14, 2021 Cicely Tyson Tribute Season 2 Episode 15
Here’s To Life with Tori Reid
Ep. 15: What Makes Cicely Tyson, Cicely Tyson? – A Loving Tribute
Show Notes

On January 28th, 2021, we lost a beloved legend - our twin flame has ascended from this earthly plane beyond the veil to the heavens. This is part 1 of a 2 part special exploring the truth of Toni Morrison’s maxim - "You are your own best thing."  This soulful love note to the ancestor and incandescent spirit of Cicely Tyson is celebrated by some of the brightest Hollywood and Broadway prodigies to have known or worked with her. Blair Underwood, Vanessa Williams, Tim Reid, LaChanze, and Tori Reid give their stirring recollections of Cicely Tyson, a singular luminescence. Cicely Tyson is our twin flame, a spirit separated from one body but reflecting the light of all of us, for all of us, to all of us. More than an actress, performer, Hollywood wunderkind, or civil rights activist, she is reminisced upon as our love, the exemplar of excellence, matriarchal regality, the greatest of all time, and an unrelenting warrior queen. 

Cicely Tyson… was our own best thing.  



Blair Underwood
Vanessa Williams
Tim Reid
La Chanze

Host and Producer:  Tori Reid
Executive Producer:  Patrick A. Howell
Co-Executive Producer:  Tori Reid
Producer:  William Broughton
Writer(s):  Patrick A. Howell and Tori Reid 
Recorded and Edited by William Broughton
Voiceover Artist(s):  Vïntóry Blake Moore and Patrick A. Howell
Logo Photography:  Bobby Holland / MPTV Images
Photo credit for Cicely Tyson:  Unknown 


Intro – “Consumer” from “The Year of 11 Project”
Outro – Produced by Stereo Mixtrumental

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