Maya Angelou

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  • Birth Name: Marguerite Ann Johnson
  • Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/04/1928, Aries
  • Date of Death: 05/28/2014
  • Profession: Author; poet; professor; actor; dancer; director
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VIDEO: Full Episode: Oprah and Dr. Maya Angelou, Part 1

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Full Episode: Oprah and Dr. Maya Angelou, Part 1
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Length: 42:25
Aired: 5/12/2013

In Part 1 of this special interview, Oprah sits down with her beloved mentor, author Dr. Maya Angelou. Discussing her latest book, 'Mom & Me & Mom,' Dr. Angelou delves into one of the deepest personal stories of her life: her relationship with her mother. watch

VIDEO: Facing Evil with Maya Angelou

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Facing Evil with Maya Angelou
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Length: 25:00
Aired: 8/15/2014

Maya Angelou on racism, rape and redemption. watch

VIDEO: Going Home with Maya Angelou

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Going Home with Maya Angelou
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Length: 26:00
Aired: 8/8/2014

Moyers revisits an episode from his 1982 series "Creativity" in which he and Angelou returned to the small town of Stamps, Arkansas, where she spent much of her childhood. watch

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Guy Johnson on Being Dr. Maya Angelou's Son: I Grew Up in Her Light
The Best Advice Dr. Maya Angelou Has Ever Given--and Received
Oprah's Lifeclass - 113 - clip - Shelley Takes Maya Angelou's Advice to Heart

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Down in the Delta

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Remembering Maya TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2014 A Woman's Place Special TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2012 Soul Mates TV Show Series, Appearing
2012 BET Honors 2012 TV Show Series, Appearing
2009 The Black Candle TV Show Series, Narrator

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Oprah, The First Lady Pay Tribute to Maya Angelou at Memorial Service

The life of Maya Angelou was celebrated on Saturday morning, as various friends and family paid tribute to the poet, author and civil rights activist at her memorial service in North Carolina.

The service took place at Wake Forest University, where Angelou had taught as a professor since 1982. Among those in attendance were... read more

OWN to Air Maya Angelou's Memorial Service

OWN will simulcast Maya Angelou's memorial service on Saturday, the network announced Friday.

The memorial service... read more

OWN to Air Tribute to Maya Angelou

OWN will air five hours of programming dedicated to Maya Angelou on Sunday, the network announced Thursday.

Starting at 5/4c, the network will replay various specials and episodes featuring Angelou, including... read more

Maya Angelou Dies at 86

Renowned writer and actress Maya Angelou has died, according to CNN. She was 86.

Angelou died at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C., her publicist said.

Born Marguerite Ann Johnson in St. Louis, Angelou held several jobs, including as a manager for prostitutes, a restaurant cook and the first black female streetcar conductor in San Francisco, before becoming a writer. Much of Angelou's later auto-biographies stemmed from tragedies she overcame as a child. At the age of seven she was raped by her mother's boyfriend who was then killed by a mob after she testified against him. At the age of 17, Angelou gave birth to her son, Clyde, and began waiting tables.

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Kenan Thompson Blames SNL's Diversity Issue on Lack of Talented Black Comediennes

When Saturday Night Live announced this season's six new cast members, many were shocked to see that the sketch comedy show  would be devoid of a black female cast member for the sixth year in a row.

In a world where we have a black First Lady and pop culture is defined by Scandal, Rihanna, Oprah, Nicki Minaj and Beyonce, this is... read more

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