Maya angelou - wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Maya angelou (born marguerite annie johnson ; april 4, 1928 – may 28, 2014) was an american author, poet, dancer, actress, and singer. she published seven. Selma (film) - wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Selma is a 2014 american historical drama film directed by ava duvernay and written by paul webb. it is based on the 1965 selma to montgomery voting rights marches. Whoopi goldberg - imdb, Whoopi goldberg, self: the view. whoopi goldberg was born caryn elaine johnson in the chelsea section of manhattan on november 13, 1955. her mother, emma (harris.