Meeting Cecily Tyson
A few years ago I was walking into a Nancy Wilson after-party when I ran into actress Cecily Tyson. Although I had never met her before, I introduced myself. "I've been a big fan of yours for years," I gushed, thinking of Sounder and Miss Jane Pittman. "I saw you one time in Trader Vic's, but I was afraid to approach you."
Reminding me of my grandmother, her voice was sweet as honey. "Oh, baby. Why were you so afraid?"
Remembering the incident clearly, I blurted, "Because Miles was with you."
There was a look in Cecily's eyes as she recalled the many wild nights of her late ex-husband Miles Davis. Gazing at me, she smiled. "Well, I can understand your fear," she said.