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Maya Angelou

  • Apr 04, 1928 - May 28, 2014 (age 86)
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2014
Caged Bird Songs
AlbumNov 4, 2014

Caged Bird Songs

Caged Bird Songs released.
Maya Angelou
PersonalMay 2014

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou passed away.
Nomination2014

Outstanding Literary Work - Biography / …

Nominated for "Mom & Me & Mom".
NAACP Image Award
2011
Super Soul Sunday
TV ShowOct 16, 2011

Super Soul Sunday

Super Soul Sunday is an American daytime self-help talk show …
Super Soul Sunday is an American daytime self-help talk show hosted by Oprah Winfrey, which airs on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Super Soul Sunday premiered on October 16, 2011. On May 13, 2019, it was announced that the sixteenth season will premiere on May 19, 2019.
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Oprah's Master Class
TV ShowJan 1, 2011

Oprah's Master Class

Oprah's Master Class (or Oprah Presents: Master Class, as it …
Oprah's Master Class (or Oprah Presents: Master Class, as it was titled in the first season) is a primetime television program that airs on the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. The series premiered on the network's first day, January 1, 2011.
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2010
Michael Feinstein's American Songbook
TV ShowOct 6, 2010

Michael Feinstein's American Songbook

In "Show Tunes", Feinstein …
In "Show Tunes", Feinstein explores songs from Broadway. In "Let's Dance", he examines the connection between music and choreography and in "On the Air" he examines the impact radio had on popular culture in the 20th century.
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Award2010

Presidential Medal of Freedom

Won Presidential Medal of Freedom.
2009
30 for 30
TV ShowOct 6, 2009

30 for 30

30 for 30 is the title for a series of documentary films airing on …
30 for 30 is the title for a series of documentary films airing on ESPN, its sister networks, and online highlighting interesting people and events in sports history. This includes three "volumes" of 30 episodes each, a 13-episode series under the ESPN Films Presents title in 2011–2012, and a series of 30 for 30 Shorts shown through the ESPN.com website. The series has also expanded to include Soccer Stories, which aired in advance of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and audio podcasts.
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Good Hair
MovieJan 18, 2009

Good Hair

Good Hair is a 2009 American documentary film directed by …
Good Hair is a 2009 American documentary film directed by Jeff Stilson and produced by Chris Rock Productions and HBO Films, starring and narrated by comedian Chris Rock. Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2009, Good Hair had a limited release to theaters in the United States by Roadside Attractions on October 9, 2009, and opened across the country on October 23.
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Nomination2009

Outstanding Literary Work, Children's

Nominated for "Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem".
NAACP Image Award
Nomination2009

Outstanding Literary Work, Nonfiction

Nominated for "Letter to My Daughter".
NAACP Image Award
Award2009

Outstanding Literary Work, Nonfiction

Won award for "Letter to My Daughter".
NAACP Image Award
2007
Nomination2007

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry

Nominated for "Celebrations, Rituals of Peace and Prayer".
NAACP Image Award
Award2007

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry

Won award for "Celebrations, Rituals of Peace and Prayer".
NAACP Image Award
2006
Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball
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MovieMay 22, 2006

Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball

Oprah Winfrey honored …
Oprah Winfrey honored Black women who paved the way for the next generations to come in arts and entertainment. It was a three day celebration merging of the past and present.
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Award2006

Poetry

Won award for "Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem".
Quill Award
2005
Nomination2005

Outstanding Literary Work, Children's

Nominated for "Maya's World: Angelina of Italy".
NAACP Image Award
Nomination2005

Outstanding Literary Work, Nonfiction

Nominated for "Hallelujah! The Welcome Table".
NAACP Image Award
Award2005

Outstanding Literary Work, Nonfiction

Won award for "Hallelujah! The Welcome Table".
NAACP Image Award
2003
Nomination2003

Outstanding Literary Work, Nonfiction

Nominated for "A Song Flung Up to Heaven".
NAACP Image Award
2002
Nomination2002

Best Spoken Word Album

Nominated for "A Song Flung Up To Heaven".
Grammy Award
Award2002

Best Spoken Word Album

Won award for "A Song Flung Up To Heaven".
Grammy Award
Madea's Family Reunion
MovieJan 1, 2002

Madea's Family Reunion

Just as Madea buries her …
Just as Madea buries her sister, she must get ready for her granddaughter, Lisa, coming to get married at the house. As Madea must endure the craziness of her neighbor, Leroy Brown, and the...
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2001
Phenomenal Woman
MovieMay 12, 2001

Phenomenal Woman

This film is about a regular message board poster and …
This film is about a regular message board poster and her experiences on a popular international internet message board. It is a comedy filled with drama, a virtual dramedy. Set inside the ...
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2000
The Runaway
MovieDec 10, 2000

The Runaway

In a Dixie small-town, the late sheriff was quite content to …
In a Dixie small-town, the late sheriff was quite content to preside over a truly segregated community. There the rich brothers, Harlan and Mason Davis, are lords. His successor, Word War ...
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1998
Down in the Delta
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MovieAug 5, 1998

Down in the Delta

Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her …
Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts Loretta to work in his restaurant, Just Chicken, while also telling them about the generations of their family, the Sinclairs, dating back to their time in slavery before the the Civil War.
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Black Pearls: The Poetry of Maya Angelou
AlbumMar 17, 1998

Black Pearls: The Poetry of Maya Angelou

Black Pearls: The Poetry of Maya Angelou released.
1997
The Living Edens
TV ShowFeb 5, 1997

The Living Edens

The Living Edens was a Public Broadcasting Service series …
The Living Edens was a Public Broadcasting Service series that began in 1997. Narrators included Peter Coyote and Linda Hunt. Its most recent episode was broadcast in 2003. It was partially funded by Reader's Digest in exchange for various marketing rights. Its state-of-the-art cinematography creates an intimate sense of place and captures a world of wonder, transporting viewers to isolated, undisturbed corners of the globe so pure they remind us of how the ancient world once was.
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1996
The Rosie O'Donnell Show
TV ShowJun 10, 1996

The Rosie O'Donnell Show

The Rosie O'Donnell Show is …
The Rosie O'Donnell Show is an American daytime television talk show created, hosted, and produced by actress and comedian Rosie O'Donnell. It premiered on June 10, 1996, and concluded after six seasons on May 22, 2002.
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Moesha
TV ShowJan 23, 1996

Moesha

Moesha is an American sitcom series that aired on the UPN …
Moesha is an American sitcom series that aired on the UPN from January 23, 1996, to May 14, 2001. The series stars R&B singer Brandy Norwood as Moesha Denise Mitchell, a high school student living with her family in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. It was originally ordered as a pilot for CBS's 1995–1996 television season but was rejected by the network. It was then picked up by UPN, which aired it as a mid-season replacement. It went on to become the biggest success for the nascent network and one of the greatest hits over the course of the network's entire run. The series was a joint production of Regan Jon Productions, Saradipity Productions, and Jump at the Sun Productions in association with Big Ticket Television for UPN.
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Miss Calypso
AlbumJan 1, 1996

Miss Calypso

Miss Calypso is the debut and only studio album by American …
Miss Calypso is the debut and only studio album by American writer and poet Maya Angelou, released in 1957. The album was released during a craze for calypso music catalyzed by Harry Belafonte the previous year. Angelou sings every song on the album, and she composed five of them. Behind Angelou's voice, studio guitarist Tommy Tedesco and percussionist Al Bello created an exotic mood. Angelou toured in support of the album, performing calypso songs in nightclubs. The album was a modest success but Angelou did not make any further records as a singer.
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Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nomination1996

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a …

Nominated for "How to Make an American Quilt".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Nomination1996

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Moti…

Nominated for "How to Make an American Quilt".
NAACP Image Award
1995
How to Make an American Quilt
MovieOct 6, 1995

How to Make an American Quilt

Finn is a young graduate …
Finn is a young graduate student finishing her master's thesis and preparing for marriage to her fiance Sam. But thoughts of the end of her free life and a potential summer fling intrude. She travels to her grandmother's home, where, over the making of her wedding gift by a group of quilting friends. Laughter, bickering, love, and advice lead her toward a more open-eyed examination of her life's choices.
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Nomination1995

Best Spoken Word Album

Nominated for "Phenomenal woman".
Grammy Award
Award1995

Best Spoken Word Album

Won award for "Phenomenal woman".
Grammy Award
1993
There Are No Children Here
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MovieNov 1, 1993

There Are No Children Here

From Publishers Weekly The …
From Publishers Weekly The devastating story of brothers Lafayette and Pharoah Rivers, children of the Chicago ghetto, is powerfully told here by Kotlowitz, a Wall Street Journal reporter ...
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Poetic Justice
MovieJul 23, 1993

Poetic Justice

After witnessing the murder of her first and only boyfriend, …
After witnessing the murder of her first and only boyfriend, young Justice decides to forget about college and become a South Central Los Angeles hairdresser. Avoiding friends, the only way for her to cope with her depression is by composing beautiful poetry. On her way to a convention in Oakland, she is forced to ride with an independent-minded postal worker whom she has not gotten along with in the past. After various arguments between them and their friends, they start to discover that their thoughts on violence, socially and domestically, are the same. Justice may finally feel that she is not as alone as before.
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Award1993

Best Spoken Word Album

Won award for "On the Pulse of Morning".
Grammy Award
Nomination1993

Best Spoken Word Album

Nominated for "On the Pulse of Morning".
Grammy Award
1992
Dateline NBC
TV ShowMar 31, 1992

Dateline NBC

Dateline NBC, or simply Dateline, is a weekly American television …
Dateline NBC, or simply Dateline, is a weekly American television newsmagazine/reality legal show that is broadcast on NBC. It was previously the network's flagship news magazine, but now focuses mainly on true crime stories with only occasional editions that focus on other topics. The program airs Fridays at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time (9:00 p.m. Eastern for special two-hour editions) and on most Sundays, outside the NFL season, at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time, special Saturday editions also occasionally air during the fall and winter months. Two-hour feature-length editions sometimes air on any given scheduled evening, often to fill vacancies in the primetime schedule on the program's respective nights due to program cancellations.
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Award1992

Women in Film Crystal Award

Won Women in Film Crystal Award.
1991
Charlie Rose
TV ShowSep 30, 1991

Charlie Rose

Charlie Rose is an American television interview and talk …
Charlie Rose is an American television interview and talk show, with Charlie Rose as executive producer, executive editor, and host. The show was syndicated on PBS until 2017 and is owned by Charlie Rose, Inc. Rose interviewed thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, businesspersons, leaders, scientists, and fellow newsmakers.
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1988
American Experience
TV ShowOct 4, 1988

American Experience

American Experience is a television program airing on Public …
American Experience is a television program airing on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) television stations in the United States. The program airs documentaries, many of which have won awards, about important or interesting events and people in American history.
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1986
The Oprah Winfrey Show
TV ShowSep 8, 1986

The Oprah Winfrey Show

The Oprah Winfrey Show, …
The Oprah Winfrey Show, often referred to simply as Oprah, is an American syndicated talk show that aired nationally for 25 seasons from September 8, 1986, to May 25, 2011, in Chicago, Illinois. Produced and hosted by its namesake, Oprah Winfrey, it remains the highest-rated daytime talk show in American television history.
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American Masters
TV ShowJun 22, 1986

American Masters

American Masters is a PBS television series which …
American Masters is a PBS television series which produces biographies on enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists, filmmakers, and those who have left an indelible impression on the cultural landscape of the United States. It is produced by WNET in New York City. The show debuted on PBS in 1986.
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1985
Larry King Live
TV ShowJun 3, 1985

Larry King Live

Larry King Live is an American talk show that was hosted by …
Larry King Live is an American talk show that was hosted by Larry King on CNN from 1985 to 2010. It was CNN's most watched and longest-running program, with over one million viewers nightly. Mainly aired from CNN's Los Angeles studios, the show was sometimes broadcast from CNN's studios in Atlanta, New York or Washington, D.C., where King gained national prominence during his years as a radio interviewer for the Mutual Broadcasting System. Every night, King interviewed one or more prominent individuals, usually celebrities, politicians and businesspeople.
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1983
Reading Rainbow
TV ShowJun 6, 1983

Reading Rainbow

Reading Rainbow is an American half-hour educational …
Reading Rainbow is an American half-hour educational children's television series that aired on PBS Kids from June 6, 1983 to November 10, 2006, with a total of 155 half-hour episodes spanning over 21 seasons. The show encouraged children to read. In 2012, an iPad and Kindle Fire educational interactive book reading and video field trip application was launched bearing the name of the program.
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1977
The Richard Pryor Show
TV ShowSep 13, 1977

The Richard Pryor Show

The Richard Pryor Show was …
The Richard Pryor Show was an American comedy variety show starring and created by Richard Pryor. It premiered on NBC on Tuesday, September 13, 1977 at 8 p.m. opposite ABC's Laverne & Shirley and Happy Days.
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1973
Paul du Feu
Marriage1973

Paul du Feu

Married Paul du Feu.
Nomination1973

Best Featured Actress in a Play

Nominated for "Look Away".
Tony Award
Nomination1973

Best Featured Actress in a Play

Nominated for "Look Away".
Tony Award
1972
Georgia, Georgia
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MovieMar 10, 1972

Georgia, Georgia

Georgia, a black American singer, comes to Stockholm for a …
Georgia, a black American singer, comes to Stockholm for a show. She meets an American deserter and soon they have fallen in love. But Georgia's assistant Alberta tell her to stick to her ...
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1971
Nomination1971

Authors

Nominated for "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings".
Coretta Scott King Award
1969
Sesame Street
TV ShowNov 10, 1969

Sesame Street

Sesame Street is an American educational children's …
Sesame Street is an American educational children's television series that combines live action, sketch comedy, animation and puppetry. It is produced by Sesame Workshop (known as the Children's Television Workshop (CTW) until June 2000) and was created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. The program is known for its images communicated through the use of Jim Henson's Muppets, and includes short films, with humor and cultural references. The series premiered on November 10, 1969, to positive reviews, some controversy, and high viewership; it has aired on the U.S.'s national public television provider PBS since its debut, with its first run moving to premium channel HBO on January 16, 2016.
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1957
Calypso Heat Wave
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MovieJun 1, 1957

Calypso Heat Wave

Everything's going well at Disco Records, where singer …
Everything's going well at Disco Records, where singer Johnny Conroy is popular and publicity chief Marty Collins is good at her job, as well as in love with company boss Mack Adams. Everything changes when Barney Pearl shows up.
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1951
Enistasious Tosh Angelos
Marriage1951

Enistasious Tosh Angelos

Married Enistasious Tosh Angelos.
1945
Guy Johnson
Child1945

Guy Johnson

Guy Johnson is a writer and a poet.
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1928
Maya Angelou
BirthApril 1928

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was born.
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