I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

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Fine television chronicle of black writer Maya Angelou's memories of growing up in the Depression-era South.

Fine television chronicle of black writer Maya Angelou's memories of growing up in the Depression-era South.

Original Release

04/28/1979

Cast

Diahann Carroll Vivian
Esther Rolle Momma
Paul Benjamin Freeman
Roger E. Mosley Bailey Sr.
Ruby Dee Grandmother Baker
Madge Sinclair Miss Flowers
Constance Good Maya
Art Evans Principal
John Driver Bailey Jr. (as John M. Driver II)
Sonny Jim Gaines Uncle Willie
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Fielder Cook

Writers

Maya Angelou, Leonora Thuna

Cast

Diahann Carroll Vivian
Esther Rolle Momma
Paul Benjamin Freeman
Roger E. Mosley Bailey Sr.
Ruby Dee Grandmother Baker
Madge Sinclair Miss Flowers
Constance Good Maya
Art Evans Principal
John Driver Bailey Jr. (as John M. Driver II)
Sonny Jim Gaines Uncle Willie
J. Don Ferguson Mr. Donleavy
Georgia Allen Mrs. Gurney
Darleen Taylor 1st Girl
Darryl Antony Williams Tommy Valdon (as Darryl Williams)
Tonea Stewart Lillie (as Tommie Stewart)
Shaunery Stevens Policeman
Monica Kyles Julie
Frankie Mitchell 2nd Mrs. Fletcher
Rick Salassi Parmenian (as Richard Salassi)
Lewis Liddell Tommy

Producers

Thomas W. Moore Executive Producer
Jean Moore Edwards Producer

Editors

Frank J. Urioste

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