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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1979)

TV Movie | 96 min | Biography, Drama

Based on writer Maya Angelou's childhood, this story is about a young girl in the South who is sent to live with her grandmother after her parents divorce.
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Ralph Woolsey (as Ralph B. Woolsey)
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Updated Apr 28, 1979

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Apr 28, 1979 (United States)

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39 cast members
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Paul Benjamin
Freeman Freeman   See fewer
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Ruby Dee
Grandmother Baxter Grandmother Baxter   See fewer
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Roger E. Mosley
Bailey Sr. Bailey Sr.   See fewer
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Madge Sinclair
Miss Flowers Miss Flowers   See fewer
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John Driver
Bailey Jr. (as John M. Driver II) Bailey Jr. (as John M. Driver II)   See fewer
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Sonny Jim Gaines
Uncle Willie Uncle Willie   See fewer
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Art Evans
Principal Principal   See fewer
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J. Don Ferguson
Mr. Donleavy Mr. Donleavy   See fewer
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Georgia Allen
Mrs. Gurney Mrs. Gurney   See fewer
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Darleen Taylor
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Darryl Antony Williams
Tommy Valdon (as Darryl Williams) Tommy Valdon (as Darryl Williams)   See fewer
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Tonea Stewart
Lillie (as Tommie Stewart) Lillie (as Tommie Stewart)   See fewer
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Shaunery Stevens
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
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Frankie Mitchell
2nd Mrs. Fletcher 2nd Mrs. Fletcher   See fewer
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Rick Salassi
Parmenian (as Richard Salassi) Parmenian (as Richard Salassi)   See fewer
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Hosie Phillips
Preacher Preacher   See fewer
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George Cummins
Sheriff Rogers Sheriff Rogers   See fewer
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Torain
Teacher Teacher   See fewer
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Laurie Waters
Tall Girl Tall Girl   See fewer
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Mose Lee Williams
1st Mrs. Fletcher 1st Mrs. Fletcher   See fewer
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M.L. Breeland
Mr. Peters Mr. Peters   See fewer
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Johnny Lewis
1st Picker 1st Picker   See fewer
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James Peters
2nd Man 2nd Man   See fewer
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Melvin Kennerly
3rd Man 3rd Man   See fewer
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John C. Roper Jr.
White Man White Man   See fewer
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Terri Ann Ross
Small Girl Small Girl   See fewer
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I.D. Thompson
Black Man Black Man   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 228 votes