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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 Song for Cesar (2016). She was married to Paul Bernard Du Feu and Thomas J. (Tosh) Angelos. She died on May 28, 2014 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. See full bio »

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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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)
Show Show Writer (7 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
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Show Show Self (81 credits)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for U.S. Public Television (PBS). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 8 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dr. Maya Angelou

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice. See more »

Trivia:

Hosted and was a subject-matter expert for the instructional telecourse "Humanities Through the Arts". See more »

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Aries

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