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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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Other Works:

(12/15/72-1/7/73) Stage: Appeared (as "Elizabeth Keckley") in "Look Away" on Broadway. Drama. 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. Also in cast: Geraldine Page (as "Mary Todd Lincoln"). Playhouse Theatre, Manhattan, New ... 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:

[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:

She was the first black and female cable car conductor in San Francisco. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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