Who would've guessed it? Before turning into a world-renowned writer, Angelou danced with the Alvin Ailey troop in multiple TV specials (source). Talk about a well-rounded woman!
Maya Angelou is so famous that even Comedy Central has a take on her. Check out this impersonation of Angelou discussing the inauguration of President Obama
What do you do if you're already one of the most famous poets in America? Well, you create your own line of greeting cards. At least, that's what Maya Angelou did back in 2002. You can now buy your own personal version of Angelou-like wisdom for the bargain price of 3.99. Check out a story on the card line here.