All Eyes On Who Black History Month With Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey, was born in the rural town of Kosciusko, Mississippi, on January 29, 1954. In 1976, she moved to Baltimore, where she hosted a hit TV chat show, “People Are Talking”, after which she was recruited by a station to host her own morning show. Her success led to nationwide fame and a role in ’s 1985 file The Color Purple, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. Winfrey launched the in 1986 as a nationally syndicated program.
    Winfrey became the richest African-American in the history. Winfrey is the host of the longest-running daytime talk show in history; the founder of two magazines; the CEO of , and owner of The Oprah Winfrey Network & philanthropist.
  • Fact 1 – Accomplishments and reasons Oprah Winfrey is famous: A highly successful and influential TV presenter, author, actress and America’s top 50 most generous philanthropists
  • Fact 2 – Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi
  • Fact 3 – The name of the parents of Oprah Winfrey were , a coal miner and , a housemaid
  • Fact 4 – Oprah was raised on a farm by her grandmother, Grandma Hattie Mae
  • Fact 5 – She then lived in a city ghetto in Mississippi with family members. She suffered from abuse and was raped by her cousin, uncle, and a family friend
  • Fact 6 – She had a troubled time, ran wild and had a son who died soon after birth
  • Fact 7 – She then picked herself up and won a scholarship to
  • Fact 8 – Whilst at university she worked at the WVOL local radio station
  • Fact 9 – Her looks won her the Miss Black Tennessee and Miss Fire Prevention titles
  • Fact 10 – Oprah Winfrey gained a degree in Speech and Performing Arts and got a job as the first news anchor reporter with WTVF-TV in 1970
  • Fact 11 – Oprah Winfrey then WJZ-TV morning talk show host of People are Talking with Richard Sher
  • Fact 12 – The Oprah Winfrey Show began and her fame grew
  • Fact 13 – She starred as Sofia ‘The Color Purple’
  • Fact 14 – Oprah Winfrey won the the National Organization for Women’s Women of Achievement Award
  • Fact 15 – Oprah Winfrey then became engaged to Stedman Graham, a public relations executive
  • Fact 16 – She won various Emmy awards and became an author
  • Fact 17 – Forbes’ international rich list has listed Winfrey as the world’s only black billionaire
  • Fact 18 – She was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 people who most influenced the 20th century
  • Fact 19 – She was voted in 9th place in the list of greatest Americans

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