Oprah Winfrey Kelly Collier

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Oprah Winfrey Kelly Collier

Oprah Gail Winfrey was born in the rural town of Koscisko, Mississippi on January 29, 1954. After a trouble childhood she moved to live with her dad in Nashville. She graduated from Nashville East High School.


Oprah entered the University of Tennesse in 1971 where she began her career in radio and televion. She moved to Baltomore in 1976,where she hosted her first TV chat show People Are Talking. This show was a instant hit and she stayed there eight years until she moved to Chicago to host the morning show, A.M. Chicago.Within several months she had won the hearts of over 100,000 more veiwers that her competitor's making her show first in ratings.

Early Adult Life

Important Accomplishments

Oprah Winfrey launched the the Oprah Winfrey show and it was veiwed nationally from 1986 to 2011.She became the first black billionaire in the United States in 2003.Oprah was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the Color Purple.Oprah had a highly successful magazine called O: The Oprah magazine that hit shelves in 2000.In November 2013, Winfrey recieved the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidental Medal of Freedom. President Barack Obama gave her the award for her contributions to the country.

Late Life

Oprah Gail Winfrey now lives in Chicago with her fiance Stedman Graham. She currently now has her own television network called OWN, that launched on January 1, 2011. After traveling to Africa, Oprah decided to build a school for girls so that they could better themselves with their education.

Oprah WinfreyBy: Kelly Collier



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