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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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Lindsay Lohan
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Oprah Winfrey -- I Can't Stand People Who Use the N-Word

Oprah Winfrey
I Can't Stand People Who Use the N-Word

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Tommy Chong
My Daughter Was Right Oprah Would Have Been a Field N-Word

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- 374 days ago
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- 375 days ago
Stars and Scars -- You Be the Judge

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You Be the Judge

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- 377 days ago
Rae Dawn Chong -- N-Word Attack Was Actually a COMPLIMENT

Rae Dawn Chong to Oprah:
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Oprah Winfrey
Ripped By Ex Co-Star 'She Would Have Been a Field N**ger'

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Lindsay Lohan -- I'll Talk To You Oprah ... For $2 Million!

Lindsay Lohan to Oprah
$2 Mil For My Thoughts!

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