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Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey; January 29, 1954) is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her self-titled, multi-award-winning talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011. She has been ranked the richest African-American of the 20th century, the greatest black philanthropist in American history, and was for a time the world's only black billionaire. She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world. Winfrey was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother and later raised in an inner-city Milwaukee neighborhood. She experienced considerable hardship during her childhood, claiming to be raped at age nine and becoming pregnant at 14; her son died in infancy. Sent to live with the man she calls her father, a barber in Tennessee, Winfrey landed a job in radio while still in high school and began co-anchoring the local evening news at the age of 19. Her emotional ad-lib delivery eventually got her transferred to the daytime-talk-show arena, and after boosting a third-rated

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Martha Stewart -- Throws Oprah Under the #TBT Bus

Martha Stewart
Throws Oprah Under the #tbt Bus

Martha Stewart dug deep into her vault of photos and posted this gem of her and Oprah Winfrey from 1982 for "Throwback Thursday." The hair, the earrings, the clothes ... they're all good… READ MORE >

Oprah Winfrey -- Watch Me Do the Limbo at the Oscars! (PHOTO)

Oprah Winfrey
Watch Me Do the Limbo At the Oscars

Oprah Winfrey took an awesome shortcut to press some flesh Sunday night ... much to the consternation of security.  Oprah ducked under the velvet rope as a security dude gritted his… READ MORE >

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The Oscars -- Lego My Oscar, And The Night's Biggest Winner Is ...

The Oscars
Lego My Oscar And The Night's Biggest Winner Is ...

Oprah Winfrey won at the Academy Awards Sunday night ... scoring the Oscar everybody wanted ... the Lego variety.  She wasn't the only one ... during the performance of "Everything… READ MORE >

- 8 days ago
Tyler Perry Presents: The Most Awesome Christening Ever ... With Oprah!

Tyler Perry Presents
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Since Tyler Perry couldn't name Madea as the godmother to his baby boy Aman, he went with the next best thing ... Oprah Winfrey and Cicely Tyson ... and threw a baller christening… READ MORE >

- 13 days ago
Oprah Winfrey -- Chokes Up Over Bobbi Kristina (VIDEO)

Oprah Winfrey
Chokes Up over Bobbi Kristina

Oprah Winfrey was on the verge of tears as photogs told her that Bobbi Kristina will probably not make it. The first photog got the facts wrong, but eventually Oprah got the gist ... that doctors… READ MORE >

- 25 days ago
Michael Sam to Oprah -- Gays in The NFL ... Reached Out to Me

Michael Sam to Oprah
Gays in The NFL Reached Out to Me

Michael Sam told Oprah Winfrey ... he knows of other gay men currently playing in the NFL -- and some of them have reached out to Michael on the phone to talk. Michael sat down with Oprah… READ MORE >

- 70 days ago
Gayle King -- Surprised by Oprah Winfrey ... Sooo Much Cake to Camera

Gayle King
Surprised by Oprah ... Sooo Much Cake to Camera

Oprah Winfrey isn't surprising a talk show audience with lavish gifts ... but she can still uncork a great one for her BFF!We're told Gayle King arrived with Oprah Tuesday night to Pier 59… READ MORE >

- 76 days ago
Oprah Winfrey -- I'm So Easy ... When It Comes to Holiday Gifts

Oprah
I'm So Easy ... When It Comes to Gifts

Oprah Winfrey broke down the key to successful Christmas shopping for us ... when we ran into her in NYC. She even addressed the toughest gift giving question of them all -- what in the hell… READ MORE >

- 77 days ago
Oprah Winfrey -- The One Thing I Want To Know From Michael Sam Is ...

Oprah Winfrey
The One Thing I Want To Know From Michael Sam Is ...

Oprah Winfrey is about to get all up inside Michael Sam's head ... telling TMZ Sports her upcoming interview with Sam will answer the one burning question she HAS to know from him.Winfrey was out… READ MORE >

- 78 days ago
Oprah Winfrey -- The Big O Christmas Dilemma (VIDEO)

Oprah Winfrey
The Big O Christmas Dilemma

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