One of the producers of the Broadway musical "The Color Purple", based on the Alice Walker
novel and the film in which Oprah appeared.
1 Biographical Movie |
2 Print Biographies |
2 Portrayals |
14 Interviews |
94 Articles |
3 Pictorials |
131 Magazine Cover Photos |
5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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[on performing in 'Lee Daniel's The Butler'] I'm a historian of my own history - of African American history. I believe that when you know who you are you have the ability to move forward, not only with your own strength but with the strength of your entire ancestry. I am the daughter of a maid, and my grandmother was a maid, and her mother was a maid, and her mother was a slave. I feel validated...
Winfrey's name was originally "Orpah," after the biblical figure in the book of Ruth. Several different stories allude to the fact that either a misspelling on her birth certificate or a struggle with the pronunciation of her name eventually led to "Oprah" being adopted as her given name.
Her repeated dramatic weight loss and gain