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The Life of Oprah Winfrey. Question About Oprah. What is Oprah best known for? She is known for being the host of TV’s series, “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”. Interesting Facts. When Oprah was born her parents named her, “Orpah Winfrey.”

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Question about oprah
Question About Oprah

  • What is Oprah best known for?

    She is known for being the host of TV’s series, “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

Interesting facts
Interesting Facts

  • When Oprah was born her parents named her, “Orpah Winfrey.”

  • Except on the birth certificate the doctors misspelled her name so it became,” Oprah Winfrey.”

  • The chairman of her production company named it, “Harpo Productions,” which is Oprah’s name spelled backwards.


  • Oprah Winfrey was born January 29, 1954, in Kosciusko, Mississippi.

  • To the parents of Vernita and Vernon Winfrey.

  • Her parents were divorced so she lived in Kosciusko with her mother,Vernita.

Oprah as a child
Oprah as a Child

  • She lived in Mississippi with her mother on a small farm.

  • When she lived with her mother she was treated very badly.

  • When she got a little older she moved in with her father, Vernon.

  • He was a barber and businessman.

Oprah in college
Oprah in College

  • In 1971 she entered the University of Tennessee


  • Then she began working for a radio and television broadcast station in Nashville.

After college
After College

  • After college Oprah went toTennessee and Baltimore, Maryland where she got a job on the morning show of “A.M. Chicago” in 1984.

  • A little bit later she made a movie called, “The Color Purple.”

Her career
Her Career

  • In 1986, Oprah started the Oprah Winfrey Show which she talked about the life of people and all of their issues they had.

  • That is what started Oprah’s career.

Oprah now
Oprah Now

  • Her show was the best hit!

  • Within a few years after the airing of her show, she became one of the richest women in the U.S.

  • In 2000 she started a new magazine of lifestyles called,”0.”


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