Maya Angelou is 86 today and was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She was raised in St. Louis and Stamps, Arkansas. When she was 14, she dropped out and became San Francisco’s first African-American female cable car conductor. She later finished high school and her passion for music, dance, performance, and poetry came soon after this.
Maya Angelou has written 16 books and 4 films which were either based upon her books, directed by her or narrated by her.