Saturday, April 20, 2024

Maya Angelou, The Great Poet, Writer, Philosopher, Dead at 86


Dr. Maya Angelou has reportedly died at age 86. The poet laureate, philosopher, educator, author of the seminal text “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” was an international influence.

News of Dr. Angelou’s death comes from TV stations in Winston Salem, NC.

Watch her read “On the Pulse of the Morning” at the 1993 Clinton inauguration. We have lost an irreplaceable hero.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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