I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

1979

Fielder Cook
Director





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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 Driver
Bailey Jr. (as John M. Driver II)
Sonny Jim Gaines
Uncle Willie
Art Evans
Principal
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
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
1st Picker
John L. Patterson
Man
James Peters
2nd Man
Melvin Kennerly
3rd Man
Shirley Perkins
Woman
Terri Ann Ross
Small Girl
I.D. Thompson
Black Man