Maya Angelou

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  • Birth Name: Marguerite Ann Johnson
  • Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Died: May 28, 2014
  • Profession: Author, Poet, Professor, Actor, Dancer, Director
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  • Birth Name: Marguerite Ann Johnson
  • Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Died: May 28, 2014
  • Profession: Author, Poet, Professor, Actor, Dancer, Director