Maya Angelou (1928–2014)


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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 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 Godmentor
- Rip Van Winkle (2000) ... Fairy Godmentor (voice)
 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 Roots (TV Mini-Series)
Yaisa
- Part I (1977) ... Yaisa
 1959 Porgy and Bess
Dancer (uncredited)
 1957 Calypso Heat Wave
Maya Angelou
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Wrote, produced, and narrated "Blacks, Blues, Black!", a ten episode documentary series about the connection between African-American's black African heritage and black influenced blues music, including what Angelou called the "Africanisms still current in the United States." for National Educational Television, the predecessor... See more »

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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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Self-pity in its early stage is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable. See more »

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Honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. See more »

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Aries

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