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Actress Cicely Tyson salutes strict mom

June 19, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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DETROIT, June 19 (UPI) -- Actress Cicely Tyson told an audience in her home town of Detroit that her strict childhood set the stage for her acting career.

Tyson was honored Saturday at fundraising luncheon for the Braylon Edwards Foundation and said she wasn't even allowed to go to the movies as a kid.

The lack of exposure to movies, however, didn't cool her ardor for stage and screen.

"I knew deep down inside there was something burning I knew nothing about," Tyson said.

The Detroit News said Tyson was one of four honorees at the luncheon along with oncologist Dr. Michael Hicks and non-profit leaders Eleanor Josaitis and Gail Perry-Mason.

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