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‘Tiny Pretty Things’ Star Kylie Jefferson on How Debbie Allen Changed Her Life (Exclusive)

For Black History Month, ET is honoring legends through the eyes of legends in the making. There’s one person Kylie Jefferson credits for helping shape her into the woman she is today: legendary dancer, choreographer and producer Debbie Allen. At just six years old, Jefferson — who made her onscreen debut in Netflix’s ballet drama Tiny Pretty Things…

ET Remembers Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson, the legendary actress known for her many film, stage and TV roles including The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and for exemplifying what it means to be a strong Black lead, died at the age of 96 on Thursday. While she lived a long life, filled with a storied career unlike any other,…

Debbie Allen on How Cicely Tyson Inspired Black Women to Find Their Cultural Identity (Exclusive)

Debbie Allen is praising the late Cicely Tyson. ET’s Kevin Frazier speaks to Allen on Friday’s episode of Entertainment Tonight, one day after the death of her longtime friend. During the chat, the 71-year-old actress and dancer reflects on the impact Tyson had on her and other Black women.For Allen, Tyson’s first “big impact” on her happened in the…

Debbie Allen’s Reimagined ‘Nutcracker’ Takes Center Stage in New Shonda Rhimes Doc — Watch the Trailer!

Shonda Rhimes is bringing you inside Debbie Allen’s dance studio with her latest documentary. In the first trailer for Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, the students of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy (DADA) work to put on their annual reimagining of The Nutcracker.”As a young girl The Nutcracker was so important to me, but I decided to take…