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Oprah Winfrey. By Olivia. Full name: Oprah Gail Winfrey Date of birth: January 26 1954 Birth place: Kosciusko Mississippi Parents names: Vernita Lee [her mother] and Vernon Winfrey [her father]. Her family. Oprah’s mom and dad were never married her grandmother’s name is Hattie Mae Lee

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oprah winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

By Olivia

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Full name: Oprah Gail Winfrey
  • Date of birth: January 26 1954
  • Birth place: Kosciusko Mississippi
  • Parents names: Vernita Lee [her mother] and Vernon Winfrey [her father]
her family
Her family
  • Oprah’s mom and dad were never married
  • her grandmother’s name is Hattie Mae Lee
  • Oprah gave birth to a baby boy when she was 14
  • the baby died when he was two weeks old
childhood
Childhood
  • Oprah was raised on a farm with her grandmother
  • she moved to Milwaukee In 1960
  • she lived her mother
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Childhood
  • in 1967 after repeated abuse she ran away
  • the police caught her
  • she was sent to live with her dad in Nashville Tennessee
her education
Her Education
  • she won a college scholarship in Speech Communications and Performing arts
  • she went to Tennessee State University
  • she graduated in 1976
the lead up to her show
The Lead up to her Show
  • in 1976 she moved to Baltimore and co-anchored WJZ-TV news
  • after WJZ-TV news ,she co hosted People are Talking
  • her career in talk show host began
  • she moved again, to Chicago
  • she was the talk show host of Am Chicago
  • the ratings were bad
  • she made it into the most talked about day time show
her show
Her Show
  • in 1985 the new name for Oprah’s show was The Oprah Winfrey Show
  • she formed her own production HARPO Production
  • she became the first to own and produce her own talk show
awards
Awards
  • a Oscar and a Golden Globe for her role in The Color Purple
  • 3 Emmy award
  • a Emmy award for Outstanding Informational Special
  • a Life Achievement Award
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map

Mississippi

resources
Resources

Web Sites

  • Oprah Winfrey
  • http://www.popstars.com/celebrities_oprah.htm
  • Oprah
  • http://www.anglefire.com
trivia question
Trivia Question
  • What University did Oprah go to?
trivia answer
Trivia Answer

Tennessee State University