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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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 2001 Phenomenal Woman (Short)
Phenomenal Woman
 2000 The Runaway (TV Movie)
Conjure Woman
 1996 Elmo Saves Christmas (Video)
Narrator
 1995 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Clarice Mitchell
- Reunion (1995) ... Clarice Mitchell
 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)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (79 credits)
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Other Works:

Release of her album, "Miss Calypso," by Liberty Records. Remastered and reissued on CD in 1996. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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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Personal Quote:

[observation at 85] I've still not written as well as I want to. I want to write so that the reader in Des Moines, Iowa, in Kowloon, China, in Cape Town, South Africa can say, 'You know, that's the truth. I wasn't there , and I wasn't a six-foot black girl, but that's the truth'. See more »

Trivia:

The title of her memoir "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" comes from the poem "Sympathy" (specifically, the last stanza) by Paul Laurence Dunbar. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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