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Oprah Winfrey

Oprah is putting The Color Purple on Broadway. Oprah was in the movie 20 years ago.
 
Oprah won a Daytime Emmy award in 1998 for her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show.
 
According to Time Magazine, Oprah was just five when she started school and was skipped to third grade at six. She could read at age two.
 
Oprah co-founded the women's cable television network Oxygen.
 
Oprah is the president of Harpo Productions (Oprah spelled backwards).
 
Oprah was molested as a child, and recently began a campaign to catch sexual predators.
 
Oprah had a baby boy when she was only 14 years old. However the baby died about two weeks later because he was two months premature.
 
Oprah's name was supposed to be Orpah, however, it was spelled incorrectly on her birth certificate.
 
Oprah has a famous book club; she's made reading popular again by noting well-written books on her show.
 
Tom Cruise and John Travolta have asked Oprah to convert to Scientology, but she has responded that she simply isn't interested.
 
In an episode of her show, always generous Oprah gave free cars to everyone in the studio audience.
 
Oprah is the first African-American billionaire in American history.
 
Oprah recently announced (September 2008) that she will not have GOP vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin as a guest on her show.
 
Supports Senator Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election.
 

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