Oprah Winfrey Biography
In this article you will know everything about Oprah Winfrey, Lifestyle, Place Of Birth, Age, and other important things.
OPRAH WINFREY’S CHILDHOOD
Oprah Winfrey was born to Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey in Kosciusko, Mississippi on January 29, 1954. Her name supposed to be Orpah, from the holy Bible, but because of difficult in pronouncation, she was called Oprah from birth. her separate immediately after she was born because they are not legally married to one another, so her grandmother take care of her in the farm.
Life is difficult for her during her time in the farm, she was sexually abused by male friends of his mother and relatives which make her mother Vernita Winfrey to relocate to Nashville where is father live, Oprah and his mother started living with her father which is businessman and a barber.
OPRAH WINFREY’S EDUCATION
Oprah Winfrey got admission to Tennessee State University in 1971, where she start working in a television and radio broadcasting in Nashville.
OPRAH WINFREY’S BROADCASTING CAREER
Oprah Winfrey moved to Baltimore Maryland in 1976, where is stated his career in full, she host the TV chat show People Are Talking, she host People Are Talking for eight years before she was employed by a Chicago TV station to host her own morning show called A.M Chicago.
THE OPRAH WINFREY’S SHOW
Winfrey launch her own show in 1986 called The Oprah Winfrey Show as a national syndicated program that she was on air for 25 years till 2011, this show have over 10 million audience, The Oprah Winfrey Show is worth to be $125 million, this show was broadcasted on 120 channels, at the end of first year she earn up to $30 million.
OPRAH WINFREY’S FOOD LINE, PIZZA AND SIDES.
In the year 2017 Oprah Winfrey launch her a food line called O That’s Good a brand that prepare foods these food include Soups, pizzas, paste, potatoes and other foods.
OPRAH WINFREY’S SISTER
Oprah Winfrey has a half sister called Patricia, she was born when Oprah Winfrey was 9 years old in 1963, she lived with her father.
Winfrey’s mother Lee, put Patricia up for adoption because she can’t get off public assistance, Patricia lived in a series of foster homes until she was 7 years old.
Patricia want to connect within her mother through her adoption agency but her mother is not ready to meet her, but Patricia don’t give up until she approach a niece of Oprah Winfrey’s and two DNA tests was carry-out which prove they are related.
That is when Oprah Winfrey knew that her sister is somewhere a few months after she announced to the publicize the knowledge. “It was one of the greatest surprises of my life” she said on her show after she found her half sister Patricia.
THE COLOR PURPLE
Oprah Winfrey success as a TV broadcaster lead to her fame and also a role in Steven Spielberg’s 1985 film titled The Color Purple, where Winfrey was nominated for a Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Also in the year 2005 she helped give The Color Purple a new life onstage as one of the producer of the movie which Tony nominated musical for 11 times, This movie ran on Broadway till 2008. A revival of the musical where Oprah Winfrey was the co-produced in 2015 won a Tony Award.
OPRAH WINFREY’S FAVORITE THINGS
Oprah Winfrey introduce ” Oprah Favorite Things” it is an annual list of holiday gift curated by the mogul on her talk show.
She continue Oprah Favorite Things as the years move on the 20th edition was in 2017, this list was featured on Amazon. Oprah Winfrey was the first celebrity voice behind Alexa, a company voice control system, which allow shoppers to hear Oprah Winfrey explain her top picks for the season.
OPRAH WINFREY’S BELOVED
Oprah Winfrey singed a multi picture contract with Disney in 1998 the beloved was based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Tonight Morrison and starring Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey.
OPRAH WINFREY’S RELATIONSHIP
Oprah Winfrey has been in relationship with Stedman Graham since the 1980s They finally got engaged in 1992 but never got wedded, they lives in Chicago.
OPRAH WINFREY’S BOOK CLUB
Oprah Winfrey contribute immensely to the publishing the world by launching her “Oprah” Book Club as one of the talk show. This program propelled many unidentified authors to the top of the best seller and give good reading a new type of popular prominence.
In 2007 CBS make it known to the public that Oprah Winfrey will join the new magazine 60 Minutes as a contributor.
In April 2019 Oprah Winfrey said she had left her post on the show because it wasn’t the best format and that she spoke too much emotion for the producers.