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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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(CBS, 4/28/1979, 120 mins). Maya Angelou’s eloquent reminiscences of her days as a gifted youngster growing up in the South during the Depression years where she and her older brother were raised by their grandmother after the divorce of their parents.

Production Company Tomorrow Entertainment. Director Fielder Cook. Executive Producer Thomas W. Moore. Producer Jean Moore Edwards. Teleplay Leonora Thuna, Maya Angelou. Based on a Book by Maya Angelou. Photography Ralph B. Woolsey. Music Peter Matz. Editor Frank J. Urioste. Art Director Carl Anderson.

Cast Paul Benjamin (Freeman), Diahann Carroll (Vivian), Ruby Dee (Grandmother Baxter), Roger E. Mosley (Bailey Sr.), Esther Rolle (Momma), Madge Sinclair (Miss Flowers), Constance Good (Maya), John M Driver II (Bailey Jr.), Sonny Jim Gaines (Uncle Willie), Art Evans (Principal), J. Don Ferguson (Mr. Donleavy), Georgia Allen (Mrs. Gurney), Darleen Taylor (1st girl), Darryl Williams (Tommy Valden), Tommie Stewart (Lillie), Jack Stevens (Policeman), Monica Kyles (Julie), Frankie Mitchell (2nd Mrs. Fletcher), Richard Salassi (Parmenian), Lewis Liddell (Tommy), Sammy Liddell (Ira), Sylvester Spann (Tutti), Hosie Phillips (Preacher), Myra Jo Arvin (Red), George Cummins (Sheriff Rogers), Torain (Teacher), Laurie Waters (Tall girl), Mose Lee Williams (1st Mrs. Fletcher), M.L. Breeland (Mr. Peters), Angela Brown (Kitty), Abbie Burns (Mary), Johnny Lewis, John L. Patterson, James Peters, Melvin Kennerly, Shirley Perkins, John C Roper Jr., Terri Ann Ross, I.D. Thompson.

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