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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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Maya Angelou's Death -- Oprah Winfrey: 'I Will Profoundly Miss Her'

Oprah on Maya
'I Will Profoundly Miss Her'

Oprah Winfrey is mourning the loss of her mentor, Maya Angelou, saying the legendary poet "guided [her] through some of the most important years of [her] life."Angelou passed away on… READ MORE >

Barbara Walters -- Every Newswoman EVER Shows Up for Last Day

Barbara Walters
Every Newswoman EVER Shows Up For Her Last Day

Oprah Winfrey didn't show up solo for Barbara Walters' last day on "The View" ... she brought nearly every newswoman on the planet with her ... to celebrate Babwa's retirement.It was a fitting… READ MORE >

- 125 days ago
Oprah Winfrey Sued By an 86-Year-Old Nuclear Physicist

Oprah Winfrey
Sued By an 86-Year-Old Nuclear Physicist

Why Oprah Winfrey is being sued is interesting, and we'll get to that in a moment, but just let it sink in for a moment ... the guy suing her is an 86-year-old nuclear physicist. How cool is that?… READ MORE >

- 126 days ago
Michael Sam's Reality Show Deal ... With Oprah

Michael Sam
Strikes Reality Show Deal ... With Oprah

Michael Sam is getting the Lindsay Lohan treatment ... as in, the openly gay football player is getting his own reality show on Oprah's TV network ... reps at OWN confirm. The show --… READ MORE >

- 127 days ago
Oprah Winfrey -- Hey Donald Sterling ... THE PLANTATION DAYS ARE OVER!

Oprah Winfrey
Hey Donald Sterling ... THE PLANTATION DAYS ARE OVER!

Oprah Winfrey just came out firing at Donald Sterling -- telling TMZ Sports, "We're off the plantation! The plantation days are over!"The Big O just broke her silence on the Sterling situation… READ MORE >

- 142 days ago
Oprah Winfrey -- Bank On Me And You'll Get $50K!!! [VIDEO]

Oprah Winfrey
Bank On Me And You'll Get $50K!!! [VIDEO]

When Oprah Winfrey gets stiffed on a loan ... she NEVER ends up in small claims court, because when she loans loot she goes big.We got Oprah leaving The Jefferson hotel in Georgetown Sunday… READ MORE >

- 165 days ago
Oprah Winfrey -- Get a Life, Suckers! For the Low, Low Price of $99

Oprah
Get a Life, Suckers! For the Low Price of $99

Oprah Winfrey is hitting the road again -- sans Gayle this time -- for an "unprecedented" tour that promises to help you change your life forever! If you've got a spare Benji.… READ MORE >

- 176 days ago
Snoop Dogg -- I Forgave Oprah For Calling Me a Misogynist

Snoop Dogg
I Forgave Oprah For Calling Me a Misogynist

Snoop Dogg and Oprah have finally settled their beef ... after the rapper and Big O met up Friday night during an Oscar party. Snoop put Oprah on blast back in '08 for saying on her show he was… READ MORE >

- 201 days ago
Vera Wang --  I Won't Help You Take Down Oprah -- I'm Too Damn Busy

Vera Wang
I Won't Help You Take Down Oprah I'm Too Damn Busy

Vera Wang says she's way too deep into fashion to be dragged into a stupid lawsuit against Oprah Winfrey.A motivational speaker is suing Oprah for allegedly jacking her trademark slogan, "Own Your… READ MORE >

- 217 days ago
Lee Daniels -- The Oscars Can't Snub Me Because I Don't Care About Awards

Lee Daniels
Oscars Can't Snub Me 'Cause I Don't Care About Awards

Lee Daniels couldn't care less about the Oscars dissing his flick 'The Butler' because he tells us he doesn't buy into Hollywood's self-congratulatory award crap, but the thing is… READ MORE >

- 240 days ago

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