She was born on April 4, 1928 at St. Louis, Missouri, United States
and died on May 28, 2014 at Winston-Salem, North Carolina,
United States. An acclaimed American poet and autobiographer,
Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson. Angelou has had a
varied career as a singer, dancer, actress, composer, and Hollywood’s
first female Black Director, but was most famous as a writer, editor,
essayist, playwright, and poet.