Movie and TV mogul Tyler Perry did more than host the biggest star-studded party in America on Saturday, Oct 5. Tyler Perry Studios’ grand opening also doubled as a dedication gala to the many Hollywood legends who inspired him to reach unprecedented heights.
As Perry christened his gigantic studio in Atlanta with a treasure trove of entertainment luminaries, powerful politicians and beloved dignitaries, Perry also reportedly named his 12 massive sound stages after living and late legends such as Denzel Washington, Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry, Sydney Poitier, Della Reese, Spike Lee, Harry Belafonte, Cicely Tyson, Whoopi Goldberg, Diahann Carroll and Will Smith.
@Oprah is among the stars @tylerperry has named one of his soundstages after at his sprawling movie studio complex. She's speaking with @KERRYFOX5ATL . See his story tonight @FOX5Atlanta pic.twitter.com/diqtpFuzDZ
— Marissa Mitchell (@MarissaMFOX5) October 5, 2019
This is in addition to the constellation of stars who also came to celebrate Perry’s otherworldy achievement, including Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Ealy, Patti LaBelle, Ava DuVernay, Iyanla Vanzant, Will Packer, Tom Joyner, Jeezy, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Jenifer Lewis, Demetria McKinney and so many others.
“Atlanta has truly been the promised land for me,” Perry shared in a Facebook post. “I came here with nothing, lived off Sylvan Road, ended up homeless and starving, but I was always praying and believing.”
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