FILE - In this Wednesday, May 13, 2015 file photo, Cicely Tyson attends the The Paley Center Tribute to African-American Achievements in Television at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Tyson is honored to accept a lifetime achievement award from the Alliance for Women in Media at its 40th annual Gracies Awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in Beverly Hills. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — She was married to Miles Davis and shared the screen with Elizabeth Taylor. She's won a Tony and an Emmy and has been nominated for an Academy Award. But even at 90, Cicely Tyson says her life's work isn't done.
Still, she's honored to accept a lifetime achievement award from the Alliance for Women in Media at its 40th annual Gracies Awards ceremony on Tuesday in Beverly Hills.
"I actually feel like I have not really achieved that much," Tyson said. "So I look at it as just encouragement to keep going."
FILE - In this June 19, 2014 file photo, Cicely Tyson arrives at the Critics' Choice Television Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The actress spoke with The Associated Press recently, reflecting on her 60-year career and sharing plans for what's next.
AP: What keeps acting interesting for you?
Tyson: I look at every role as a person that I'm meeting for the first time, and that allows me — because of the curiosity that I've always had since I was a child, and thank God I still have it — to delve into the personality, to find out who they really are. And once I can do that, it gives me some assurance that I can honestly project the character of the person.
FILE - In this June 9, 2013 file photo, Cicely Tyson poses with her award in the press room at the 67th Annual Tony Awards, in New York.
AP: Did you always want to be an entertainer?