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Maya Angelou
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Born: April 4, 1928

Died: May 28, 2014 (aged 86)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Poet, dancer, playwright, author, actress, professor

Bio: Maya Angelou was an American author and poet. She has published six autobiographies, five books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning more than fifty years. She has received dozens of awards and over thirty honorary doctoral degrees.

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