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Oprah Winfrey

An American media personality, actress, television producer, literary critic and magazine publisher best known for her self-titled talk show.

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  • Jan 7, 2012
I can't say I'm a fan. I respect that she was able to rise up from a childhood no one should ever have to endure, and she's a longtime champion of literacy and a cunning businesswoman. But during the last decade, she's been caught getting swept up in too many bad trends, and she's taken a life as a ubiquitous pseudo-spiritual guru which she appears to be taking a bit too seriously.
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review by . December 23, 2008
Oprah Winfrey is perhaps the best know talk show host, philanthropist, and activist the United States has seen in modern times. I love how she does her research, and if she feels it truly affects her viewers, not just her, she'll do a whole episode on it to inform us about the benefits or dangers of a certain product or aspect of our lives.    Oprah is genuinely a good person. I know MAD TV loves to make fun of her all the time, and I always laugh, but even when the cameras are …
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Oprah Gail Winfrey was born January 29, 1954, in Kosciusko, Mississippi. After a troubled adolescence in a small farming community, where she was sexually abused by a number of male relatives and friends of her mother, Vernita, she moved to Nashville< to live with her father, Vernon, a barber and businessman. She entered Tennessee State University in 1971 and began working in radio and television broadcasting in Nashville.

In 1976, Winfrey moved to Baltimore, where she hosted the TV chat show, People Are Talking. The show became a hit and Winfrey stayed with it for eight years, after which she was recruited by a Chicago TV station to host her own morning show, A.M. Chicago. Her major competitor in the time slot was Phil Donahue. Within several months, Winfrey's open, warm-hearted personal style had won her 100,000 more viewers than Donahue and had taken her show from last place to first in the ratings. Her success led to nationwide fame and a role in Steven Spielberg's 1985 film, The Color Purple, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Winfrey launched the Oprah Winfrey Show in 1986 as a nationally syndicated program. With its placement on 120 channels and an audience of 10 million people, the show grossed $125 million by the end of its first year, of which Winfrey received $30 million. She soon gained ownership of the program from ABC, drawing it under the control of her new production company, Harpo Productions ('Oprah' spelled ...

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Nationality: American
Birth Date: January 29, 1954, Jan 29, 1954 12:00 A
Height: 66 inches

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