Maya Angelou & Her Famous Friends

Touched by an angel! From the Clintons to Common, see who were among the poet laureate's biggest fans

  • ROBIN ROBERTS photo | Maya Angelou, Robin Roberts

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Updated: Wednesday May 28, 2014 | 01:10 PM EDT By: Nancy Mattia & Brooke Showell


An American poet laureate and top chef! In 2011, Dr. Angelou dines with Good Morning America's Robin Roberts in celebration of her second cookbook, Great Food All Day Long: Cook Splendidly, Eat Smart. "It's a wonderful treat to me to cook well and to serve beautifully and to eat carefully," Angelou explains of her kitchen prowess. Of the juicy roast chicken, Roberts raves it "makes you want to smack your mama."