Soap Alums Cicely Tyson and Judith Light Win Tony Awards



The 67th Annual Tony Awards served up big wins for former soap stars Judith Light and Cicely Tyson on June 9. Light, who portrayed Karen Wolek on One Life to Live, took home Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play. Light appears in The Assembled Parties

Tyson, who played Martha Frazier on Guiding Light, landed the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play award. The actress stars in The Trip to Bountiful.

 As the World Turns alum Billy Magnussen was nominated for his role in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, but lost out to Lucky Guy’s Courtney B. Vance.

See the full list of 2013 Tony Winners after the jump!


Tika Sumpter, Victoria Rowell, Vivica A. Fox and Bobbi Kristina Brown “Sparkle” at Film’s Premiere!


Black Hollywood was out in full force at the premiere of One Life to Live alum Tika Sumpter's new movie Sparkle on Thursday night! Soap alums Cicely Tyson (Guiding Light), Victoria Rowell (The Young and the Restless), Vivica A. Fox (Generations, The Young and the Restless) and Elise Neal (Loving) were on hand, as was Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late Whitney Houston, who walked the red carpet with Nick Gordon.

The memory of Brown's deceased mother was ever present. Houston played mom to the central, singing sisters in this her final film performance. Celebrities from Tyler Perry to Glee’s Amber Riley were also in attendance. See more red carpet photos from the premiere of Sparkle after the jump!