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Maya Angelou (1928–2014)


Maya Angelou was born on April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Marguerite Annie Johnson. She was an actress and writer, known for Good Hair (2009), As Seen Through These Eyes (2008) and Calypso Heat Wave (1957). She was married to Paul Bernard Du Feu and Thomas J. (Tosh) Angelos. She died on May 28, 2014 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, ... See full bio »

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 2000 The Runaway (TV Movie)
Conjure Woman
 1996 Elmo Saves Christmas (Video)
Narrator
 1995 The Journey of August King
Narrator (voice)
 1995 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Guest Appearance in 'A New Way to Walk'
- Episode #26.89 (1995) ... Guest Appearance in 'A New Way to Walk'
 1993 There Are No Children Here (TV Movie)
Lelia Mae
 1993 Poetic Justice
Aunt June
 1977 The Richard Pryor Special? (TV Movie)
Willie's Wife
 1977 Roots (TV Mini-Series)
Nyo Boto / Yaisa
- Part II (1977) ... Nyo Boto
- Part I (1977) ... Yaisa
 1959 Porgy and Bess
Dancer (uncredited)
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Appeared in "Look Away," a drama, in the role of Elizabeth Keckley, written by Jerome Kilty, based on "Mary Todd Lincoln: Her Life and Letters" by Justin G. Turner and Linda Levitt Turner, directed by Rip Torn, and also featuring Geraldine Page as Mary Todd Lincoln, on Broadway, at the Playhouse Theatre, Manhattan, New York ... See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 7 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dr. Maya Angelou

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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[on reconnecting with her mother who had abandoned her ten years before] I didn't know her. I didn't trust her. But I began to like her because she was kind. I said, 'I'd like to call you Lady'. She told everybody, "Call me Lady from now on'. Amazing. And she was kind to people, all sorts of people - white ones and black ones and Spanish-speaking ones. If they needed something, my mother was the ... See more »

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Toured Europe and Africa in an American production cast of 'Porgy and Bess' between 1954 and 1955. See more »

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