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Six Leaders Who Found Success Early-and Later- in Thier Careers

Age ain’t nothin’ but a number. That classic line from an Aaliyah hit proves true in life even today. Sometimes major accomplishments come at a young age and sometimes they come during more seasoned years, proving it’s never too late—or too early—to make major boss moves. Check out six celebs who didn’t let age hinder them:


Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson, the 79-year-old “mother” actress, is a face that we’ve all come to love on The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Sounder, and Roots. On June 8, Tyson won her first Tony award making her the oldest Tony award recipient of all time. She won the Tony Award for “Best Actress in a Play” for her performance as Miss Carrie Watts in The Trip to Bountiful.


Perkins (Image: File)

Joseph William “Pinetop” Perkins

“Pinetop” Perkins was an American Blues pianist and music veteran who released 19 albums before winning the 2011 Grammy Award for “Best Traditional Blues Album” for Joined at the Hip. He was 97. It was Perkins’ 20th album and was released in 2010 after more than fifty years in the business. A lasting part of his legacy, he passed away two months after winning the honor.


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