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: Facing Evil with Maya Angelou

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Facing Evil with Maya Angelou
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Length: 26:00
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

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 more


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TV Listings



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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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

6 Things to Expect From Oprah's Final Episodes

Fans won't have to say goodbye to The Oprah Winfrey Show until next week's May 25 finale, but it was the beginning of the end for Lady O on Tuesday as she taped her final two episodes before the series ender. News outlets including The Hollywood Reporter and Entertainment Weekly were on hand to witness the festivities, the celebrity guests and maybe even walk away with a few of the TV host's Favorite Things. We've compiled the six biggest spoilers from the Internet so, in case you need one more reminder, spoiler alert... read more


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