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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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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 >

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 >

- 152 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 >

- 158 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 >

- 160 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 >

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

Oprah Winfrey
The Big O Christmas Dilemma

Like every other problem in your life -- Oprah Winfrey can remove your holiday stress about buying gifts ... and you don't even have to be filthy rich ... although that never hurts.We talked to… READ MORE >

- 160 days ago
Oprah Winfrey -- Back in Business with Michael Sam

Oprah Winfrey
Back in Business with Michael Sam

Oprah Winfrey hasn't written off Michael Sam after all ... with her OWN Network announcing they will air a 90-minute special on the football star later this month ... plus a sit-down… READ MORE >

- 164 days ago
Jennifer Hudson -- All Hail Oprah ... And the Life You Want Because She Told You To

Jennifer Hudson
All Hail Oprah ... And the Life You Want Because She Told You To

Jennifer Hudson believes it's time for her hometown of Chicago to give Oprah Winfrey a huge honor, and thousands of super fans absolutely agree. We know this because 2 of them -- who just forked… READ MORE >

- 208 days ago
Oprah Winfrey -- O to the Rescue ... After Driver Runs Over Woman's Foot

Oprah Winfrey
O to the Rescue!!! After Her Driver Runs Over Some Woman's Foot

An Oprah Winfrey fan got her wish and met the legendary talker Saturday night in Miami ... unfortunately it came after O's driver ran over her foot. It went down outside Prime 112, one of the… READ MORE >

- 210 days ago
Oprah -- THIS Is How You Shop, Gayle

Oprah
THIS Is How You Shop, Gayle

Oprah Winfrey followed that old adage ... when in Rome, shop your freaking face off and flaunt your overpriced purchases to the peasants.The Big O hit up Via Condotti (Rome's way snootier version… READ MORE >

- 220 days ago

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