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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 Madea's Family Reunion (2006), How to Make an American Quilt (1995) and Poetic Justice (1993). 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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 2001 Phenomenal Woman (Short)
Phenomenal Woman
 2000 The Runaway (TV Movie)
Conjure Woman
 2000 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Fairy Godmother
- Rip Van Winkle (2000) ... Fairy Godmother (voice)
 1996 Elmo Saves Christmas (Video)
 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 Roots (TV Mini-Series)
- Part I (1977) ... Yaisa
 1959 Porgy and Bess
Dancer (uncredited)
 1957 Calypso Heat Wave
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Other Works:

Album: "Miss Calypso" (Liberty Records). NOTE: Remastered and reissued on CD in 1996. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Dr. Maya Angelou


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Personal Quote:

By love I mean that condition in the human spirit so profound, it encourages us to the develop courage and then bridges, and then to trust those bridges and cross the bridges in attempts to reach other human beings. See more »


Her nickname "Maya" came from her older brother, Bailey, who called her "My" and "Mine". See more »

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