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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
(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)
Show Show Writer (6 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 (87 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (13 credits)

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The first of her autobiographies, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings", was nominated for a National Book Award in 1970. It remained on the New York Times paperback best-seller list for two years (as of 2014, this record still stands as the longest-running paperback nonfiction best seller). In 2011 Time Magazine included Caged ... 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:

The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education. See more »

Trivia:

Inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1998. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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