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Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou sings on the "Don't Quit Your Day Job" Records releases "There Is a Moral to It All" and "Stranger Than Fiction." She also gives a wonderful spoken-word performance in "A Celebration with Maya Angelou, Guy Johnson, and Janice Mirikitani."

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Biographical Information

Born Marguerite Johnson on April 4, 1928, in St. Louis, Missosuri, Maya Angelou has been a novelist, poet, actor, teacher, and political activist. She attended public school in Stamps, Arkansas, and San Francisco, California, and speaks fluent English, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, and West African Fanti. Smith College and Lawrence University awarded her honorary degrees, and Wake Forest University gave her a lifetime appointment as the First Reynold's Professor. Among her literary honors, she received a National Book Award nomination for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and a Pulitzer Prize nomination for Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie. Her acting gained a Tony Award nomination for her performance in "Look Away" and an Emmy Award nomination for her performance in "Roots."

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