101 Facts About Oprah Winfrey

1. In 1985, Oprah Winfrey co-starred in "The Color Purple" as the beaten but defiant housewife, Sofia.

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2. In 1985, Oprah Winfrey co-starred in "The Color Purple" as the beaten but defiant housewife, Sofia.

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3. Oprah Winfrey pressed O'Rourke several times on whether he's running in 2020.

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4. In 1985, Oprah Winfrey co-starred in "The Color Purple" as the beaten but defiant housewife, Sofia.

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5. In 1985, Oprah Winfrey co-starred in "The Color Purple" as the beaten but defiant housewife, Sofia.

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6. In 1985, Oprah Winfrey co-starred in "The Color Purple" as the beaten but defiant housewife, Sofia.

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7. In 1985, Oprah Winfrey co-starred in "The Color Purple" as the beaten but defiant housewife, Sofia.

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8. In 1985, Oprah Winfrey co-starred in "The Color Purple" as the beaten but defiant housewife, Sofia.

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9. In 1985, Oprah Winfrey co-starred in "The Color Purple" as the beaten but defiant housewife, Sofia.

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10. At the age of 6, Oprah Winfrey joined her mother and other half-siblings, Jeffrey and Patricia, in Milwaukee.

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11. In 1985, Oprah Winfrey co-starred in "The Color Purple" as the beaten but defiant housewife, Sofia.

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12. In 1985, Oprah Winfrey co-starred in "The Color Purple" as the beaten but defiant housewife, Sofia.

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13. Oprah Winfrey is a philanthropist, film star, TV icon, founder and editorial director of O, The Oprah Magazine.

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14. In 1985, Oprah Winfrey co-starred in "The Color Purple" as the beaten but defiant housewife, Sofia.

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15. In 1985, Oprah Winfrey co-starred in "The Color Purple" as the beaten but defiant housewife, Sofia.

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16. In 1985, Oprah Winfrey co-starred in "The Color Purple" as the beaten but defiant housewife, Sofia.

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17. In 1985, Oprah Winfrey co-starred in "The Color Purple" as the beaten but defiant housewife, Sofia.

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18. In 1985, Oprah Winfrey co-starred in "The Color Purple" as the beaten but defiant housewife, Sofia.

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19. In 1985, Oprah Winfrey co-starred in "The Color Purple" as the beaten but defiant housewife, Sofia.

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20. In 1985, Oprah Winfrey co-starred in "The Color Purple" as the beaten but defiant housewife, Sofia.

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21. In 1985, Oprah Winfrey co-starred in "The Color Purple" as the beaten but defiant housewife, Sofia.

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22. In 1985, Oprah Winfrey co-starred in "The Color Purple" as the beaten but defiant housewife, Sofia.

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23. In 1985, Oprah Winfrey co-starred in "The Color Purple" as the beaten but defiant housewife, Sofia.

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24. In 1985, Oprah Winfrey co-starred in "The Color Purple" as the beaten but defiant housewife, Sofia.

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25. Oprah Winfrey remains one of the most dominant people in the industry.

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26. Oprah Winfrey got into acting in 1985, giving us the classic The Color Purple film, directed by Steven Spielberg.

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27. Oprah Winfrey is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind and the blueprint for all of the talk shows that came after it.

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28. In 1985, Oprah Winfrey co-starred in "The Color Purple" as the beaten but defiant housewife, Sofia.

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29. Oprah Winfrey is known for her talk show, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and is said to have a net worth of a whopping $2.9 Billion as per the 2014 calculations.

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30. In 1985, Oprah Winfrey co-starred in "The Color Purple" as the beaten but defiant housewife, Sofia.

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31. Oprah Winfrey is known for her talk show, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and is said to have a net worth of a whopping $2.9 Billion as per the 2014 calculations.

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32. In 1985, Oprah Winfrey co-starred in "The Color Purple" as the beaten but defiant housewife, Sofia.

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33. In 1985, Oprah Winfrey co-starred in "The Color Purple" as the beaten but defiant housewife, Sofia.

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34. In 1985, Oprah Winfrey co-starred in "The Color Purple" as the beaten but defiant housewife, Sofia.

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35. In 1985, Oprah Winfrey co-starred in "The Color Purple" as the beaten but defiant housewife, Sofia.

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36. In 2013 Oprah Winfrey was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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37. Oprah Winfrey engaged in numerous philanthropic activities, including the creation of Oprah's Angel Network, which sponsors charitable initiatives worldwide.

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38. In 2009 Oprah Winfrey announced that her television talk show would end in 2011; it was speculated that she would focus on OWN.

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39. In 1998 Oprah Winfrey expanded her media entertainment empire when she cofounded Oxygen Media, which launched a cable television network for women.

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40. Oprah Winfrey broke new ground in 1996 by starting an on-air book club.

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41. Oprah Winfrey excelled in the casual and personal talk-show format, and in 1984 she moved to Chicago to host the faltering talk show AM Chicago.

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42. Oprah Winfrey moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at age six to live with her mother.

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43. Oprah Winfrey is the president of Harpo Productions.

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44. Oprah Winfrey is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011 in Chicago.

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45. In 2013, Oprah Winfrey was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, by former President Barack Obama.

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46. Oprah Winfrey is the first black woman to become a billionaire and is the richest African-American woman.

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47. Oprah Winfrey starred in and produced the film Beloved, based on Toni Morrison's book of the same name.

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48. In 1985, Oprah Winfrey co-starred in "The Color Purple" as the beaten but defiant housewife, Sofia.

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49. In 1993, Oprah Winfrey conducted a rare prime-time interview with Michael Jackson that was the fourth-most watched event in American television history, as well as the most watched interview ever, with an audience of 36.5 million people.

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50. Oprah Winfrey became an honors student, was voted Most Popular Girl, joined her high school speech team at East Nashville High School, and placed second in the nation in dramatic interpretation.

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51. Oprah Winfrey had a half-brother who died of AIDS in 1989, a half-sister who died of cocaine addiction in 2003, and another half-sister she didn't find out about until 2010.

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52. Oprah Winfrey moved to Wisconsin at the age of six to live with her mother, Vernita Lee.

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53. Oprah Winfrey moved to Chicago, Illinois, in January 1984 and took over as anchor on AM Chicago, a morning talk show that was consistently last in the ratings.

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54. Oprah Winfrey became Miss Black Nashville and Miss Tennessee during her freshman year at Tennessee State.

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55. Oprah Winfrey was crowned Miss Fire Prevention by WVOL, a local Nashville radio station, and was hired by the station to read afternoon newscasts.

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56. Oprah Winfrey campaigned for Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama in December 2007, attracting the largest crowds of the primary season to that point.

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57. In 2009, Oprah Winfrey announced that she would be ending her program when her contract with ABC ended, in 2011.

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58. In 2005, Oprah Winfrey helped give The Color Purple a new life onstage as one of the producers of the 11-time Tony-nominated musical, which ran on Broadway until 2008.

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59. In 1976, Oprah Winfrey moved to Baltimore, where she hosted a hit television chat show, People Are Talking.

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60. Oprah Winfrey left a comment for Rebecca Barto, who jokingly said she would quit her job after receiving Winfrey's compliment about her new dog, and for longtime fan Rachel Monroe and her family.

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61. In 2005, Oprah Winfrey launched Oprah Winfrey's Child Predator Watch List and her pledge to provide a $100,000 reward per case to those individuals whom the FBI or local law enforcement officials say provided critical information leading to the capture and arrest of fugitives featured on her show or website.

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62. In 2017, Oprah Winfrey admitted to Ellen that she went to the bank for the first time since 1998 to deposit a $2 million check.

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63. Oprah Winfrey was the first-ever recipient of the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award.

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64. Oprah Winfrey met boyfriend Stedman Graham in 1986, the same year that her talk show went national.

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65. In 2003, Oprah Winfrey joined Forbes' list of The World's Billionaires, as the first black female billionaire in the world.

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66. In 1996, Oprah Winfrey launched the Oprah Winfrey's Book Club segment on her show.

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67. In 1993, Oprah Winfrey sat down with Michael Jackson for an interview that broadcast live from his Neverland Ranch.

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68. In 1986, Oprah Winfrey launched her multimedia production company Harpo Inc The name is both her name spelled backwards and the name of her The Color Purple character's husband.

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69. Oprah Winfrey spent the first six years of her life living with her grandmother Hattie Mae Lee, who was so poor that the future media mogul often wore dresses made of potato sack.

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70. Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi to unmarried teen mother Vernita Lee.

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71. Oprah Winfrey voiced Gussie the goose in Charlotte's Web and voiced Judge Bumbleton in Bee Movie (2007), co-starring the voices of Jerry Seinfeld and Renee Zellweger.

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72. In 2013, Oprah Winfrey was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama and honorary doctorate degrees from Duke and Harvard.

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73. Oprah Winfrey had emerged as a political force in the 2008 presidential race, delivering about one million votes to Barack Obama in the razor close 2008 Democratic primary.

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74. Oprah Winfrey was then sent to live with the man she calls her father, Vernon Winfrey, a barber in Tennessee, and landed a job in radio while still in high school.

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75. Oprah Winfrey was born on Orpah Gail Winfrey; January 29, 1954 and is an American media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer and philanthropist.

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76. Oprah Winfrey joins other big-name stars, like John Legend, Constance Wu and Diego Luna, in Crow: The Legend, a free 20.

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77. Oprah Winfrey told thousands assembled at Tsongas Arena that she chose to visit.

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78. Oprah Winfrey brought the house down during a spirited conversation at UMass Lowell Thursday night, helping raise more than $3 million for scholarships at the school in the process.

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79. Oprah Winfrey raises more than $3 million for UMass Lowell scholarships.

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80. In a statement Monday, Oprah Winfrey said the memoir was "well-written" and inspirational.

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81. Oprah Winfrey has chosen Michelle Obama's "Becoming" as her next book club pick, The Associated Press has learned.

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82. John Legend and Oprah Winfrey are joining forces for a moving animated film Crow: The Legend.

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83. Oprah Winfrey picks Michelle Obama's memoir 'Becoming' for her book club.

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84. Oprah Winfrey was born Orpah Gail Winfrey in Kosciusko, Mississippi, to Vernita Lee, a former maid, and Vernon Winfrey, a coal miner, barber, and city councilman.

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85. Oprah Winfrey attends two forums with Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams Target is bringing back its popular Weekend Deals, when twice as many guests shop compared to the average weekday.

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86. Oprah Winfrey responded to reports that racist robocalls were being sent in her name just days after she campaigned for Georgia candidate Stacey Abrams, seeking to become the country's first African-American female governor.

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87. Oprah Winfrey hit back at robocalls by a white supremacist group that target her and Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

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88. Oprah Winfrey is hitting back at the racist robocalls targeting her for supporting Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

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89. Oprah Winfrey reacted late Monday to reports of "racist robocalls" focusing on Georgia voters ahead of the midterm elections.

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90. Oprah Winfrey has unveiled the annual list of her favorite things.

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91. Oprah Winfrey went to Georgia to campaign on behalf of Democrat Stacey Abrams for governor.

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92. Oprah Winfrey wants to do is help Stacey Abrams become the state's newest governor.

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93. Oprah Winfrey has unveiled her highly anticipated Favorite Things list for 2018.

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94. Oprah Winfrey has unveiled her highly anticipated "Favorite Things" list for 2018.

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95. Oprah Winfrey noted that she had come out for Abrams—but to honor the ghosts whose presence hovered above the two black women.

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96. Oprah Winfrey went to Georgia to campaign on behalf of Democrat Stacey Abrams for governor.

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97. Oprah Winfrey took to Instagram Monday to denounce a racist robocall circulating to Georgia voters that uses a voice designed to mimic the daytime star.

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98. Oprah Winfrey has denounced racist robocalls that were placed in her name in Georgia.

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99. Oprah Winfrey wants to help with your holiday shopping! The media mogul recently released her 2018 List of Favorite Things—and as usual, each product was tested and picked by Winfrey herself.

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100. Oprah Winfrey responded to reports that racist robocalls were being sent in her name just days after she campaigned for Georgia candidate Stacey Abrams, seeking to become the country's first.

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101. Oprah Winfrey responded late Monday to reports of "racist robocalls" targeting Georgia voters in the lead-up to mid-term elections.

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