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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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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Good Hair
Good Hair Herself
(2009)
The Richard Pryor Special?
(1977)
Song for Cesar
Song for Cesar Herself
(2018)

Filmography

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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'
 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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Publication of the third of her seven published autobiographies, "Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas," recalling her life from age 22 to 28, by Random House Publishing (hardback and paperback), New York City, New York, USA (ISBN 978-0394405455). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Dr. Maya Angelou

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

I think men are as crazy as they were, and women as crazy as they were.. I've never had a dislike for men. I've been badly mistreated by some. But I've been loved greatly by some. I married a lot of them. See more »

Trivia:

Was narrator for "Hall of Presidents" at Walt Disney Theme Parks following Rex Allen. See more »

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Aries

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