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Oprah Winfrey

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  • Oprqah as a little girl in Mississippi

    Oprqah as a little girl in Mississippi
    Oprah was a little girl in Mississippi. This is before she moved with her father vernon Winfrey. She was 2 years old in this photo
  • Oprah at three

    at age three Oprah was reciting poems and Bible verses in local churches. Despite the hardships of her physical environment, she enjoyed the loving support of her grandmother and the church community, who cherished her as a gifted child.
  • Oprah in Kosciusko, Mississippi

    Oprah in Kosciusko, Mississippi
    Oprah was destined for fame at a young age. She was a good student and asked questions
  • Oprah as a teenager

    Oprah as a teenager
  • Graduation Day

    Graduation Day
    Oprah graduated from high school and was on her way to college
  • Oprah at 16

    Oprah at 16
    Oprah landed her first job at the age of 17. She was hired in Nashville, TN. At age 17, Oprah Winfrey won the Miss Black Tennessee beauty pageant and was offered an on-air job at WVOL, a radio station serving the African American community in Nashville
  • Oprah at 23 in Baltimore

    Oprah at 23 in Baltimore
    In 1976, she moved to Baltimore to join WJZ-TV News as a co-anchor. There, she co-hosted her first talk show, People Are Talking, while continuing to serve as anchor and news reporter. She had found a niche that perfectly suited her outgoing, empathetic personality, and word soon spread to other cities
  • Oprah in Chicago

    Oprah in Chicago
    January 1984, she was invited to Chicago to host a faltering half-hour morning program on WLS-TV. In less than a year, she turned AM Chicago into the hottest show in town. The format was soon expanded to an hour, and in September 1985 it was renamed The Oprah Winfrey Show.
  • Oprah in The Color in the Purple

    Oprah in The Color in the Purple
    Oprah gets a role in the Color Purple
  • Oprah wins an award

    A year later, The Oprah Winfrey Show was broadcast nationally, and quickly became the number one talk show in national syndication. In 1987, its first year of eligibility, the show received three Daytime Emmy Awards in the categories of Outstanding Host, Outstanding Talk/Service Program and Outstanding Direction. The following year, the show received its second consecutive Emmy as Outstanding Talk/Service Program, and Oprah herself received the International Radio and Television Society's "Broad
  • Oprah gives back

    Oprah gives back
    In the 2008 presidential election, Winfrey publicly endorsed a political candidate for the first time, hosting a fundraiser for Senator Barack Obama and appearing with him at campaign events. It is widely believed that her support was crucial to his winning the Democratic nomination -- and the Presidency itself. In that election year, she also announced plans for a new broadcasting venture with the Discovery Health Channel, to be renamed Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). In an interview on the Larry
  • Oprah's last season

    Oprah's last season
    Oprah goes out with a bang. She has provided make-overs, dreams, vacations, weddings and all you could ever envision. She is saying farewell to her long time show.