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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 The Richard Pryor Special? (1977). She was married to Paul Bernard Du Feu and Thomas J. (Tosh) Angelos. She died on May 28, 2014 in Winston-Salem, North ... See full bio »

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Known For

Good Hair
Good Hair Herself
The Richard Pryor Special?
Song for Cesar
Song for Cesar Herself


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 2000 The Runaway (TV Movie)
Conjure Woman
 1996 Elmo Saves Christmas (Video)
 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'
 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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Wrote songs for B.B. King. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 12 Articles | See more »

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Dr. Maya Angelou


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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 »


Her mother, Vivian Althea Baxter Wilburn, had her when she was 16. See more »

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