Oprah Winfrey

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  • Birth Name: Orpah Gail Winfrey
  • Birth Place: Kosciusko, MS
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/29/1954, Aquarius
  • Profession: Talk-show host; actor; producer
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Exclusive: Oprah Announces Guests for New Season of Super Soul Sunday

You can already feel the "Aha!" moments. Oprah Winfrey returns Sept. 7 with her Emmy-winning OWN series Super Soul Sunday (11 a.m./10c) and is kicking off the new season with a major "get." Winfrey's first guest is Paulo Coelho, author of the international mega-blockbuster The Alchemist, which at last count has sold 65 million copies.

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Andy Cohen Dishes on Five Years of Watch What Happens Live

It's the little late-night talk show that could. Next week, Watch What Happens Live — the kooky, wildly unpredictable chat-fest hosted by Andy Cohen — marks its fifth year on the air. That's no small feat, considering its very humble beginning as a shoestring web series anchored by a largely unknown Bravo network executive. Since then, plenty has changed. For starters, Cohen has become a celebrity in his own right, with one bestselling book down and a second due in the fall. And the ratings have grown. About 334,000 people tuned in for the first televised episode in 2009; this spring, WWHL hit an all-time high of 3.9 million viewers, and it's up 7 percent over Conan this season. The star power is also higher wattage. Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Meryl Streep, Lindsay Lohan and Oprah Winfrey are among the guests who have partaken in the mélange of parlor games, free-flowing cocktails and general pop-culture revelry that's made the pint-size "Bravo Clubhouse" ground zero for countless watercooler moments. We sat down with Cohen in his Manhattan studio to relive the wild ride...read more

Oprah, The First Lady Pay Tribute to Maya Angelou at Memorial Service

The life of Maya Angelou was celebrated on Saturday morning, as various friends and family paid tribute to the poet, author and civil rights activist at her memorial service in North Carolina.

The service took place at Wake Forest University, where Angelou had taught as a professor since 1982. Among those in attendance were...read more

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Oprah Talks About the Handbag Issue at The Butler Premiere
Celebs Slam the 'Dumb' ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
How a Young Michael Jackson Amazed Berry Gordy
Oprah On Racism's Generational Divide

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Oprah Prime TV Show Series, Host
2014 The Hundred Foot Journey Movie, Producer
2013 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony TV Show Series, Appearing
2013 Lee Daniels' The Butler Movie, Actor
2013 Makers TV Show Series, Remarks by

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OWN to Air Maya Angelou's Memorial Service

OWN will simulcast Maya Angelou's memorial service on Saturday, the network announced Friday.

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OWN to Air Tribute to Maya Angelou

OWN will air five hours of programming dedicated to Maya Angelou on Sunday, the network announced Thursday.

Starting at 5/4c, the network will replay various specials and episodes featuring Angelou, including... read more

Maya Angelou Dies at 86

Renowned writer and actress Maya Angelou has died, according to CNN. She was 86.

Angelou died at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C., her publicist said.

Born Marguerite Ann Johnson in St. Louis, Angelou held several jobs, including as a manager for prostitutes, a restaurant cook and the first black female streetcar conductor in San Francisco, before becoming a writer. Much of Angelou's later auto-biographies stemmed from tragedies she overcame as a child. At the age of seven she was raped by her mother's boyfriend who was then killed by a mob after she testified against him. At the age of 17, Angelou gave birth to her son, Clyde, and began waiting tables.

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Hillary Clinton, Oprah and More Bid Barbara Walters Farewell on The View

Barbara Walters was welcomed to her last episode of The View as co-host with a standing ovation, but the show quickly kicked into high-gear with the arrival of the first of many surprise guests: Hillary Clinton.

As soon as Clinton sat down, a shocked Walters told the former First Lady, "You know what? You look terrific here. Why don't you take my place on the show? People won't be asking you what you're doing next all the time."

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Barbara Walters Reflects On Her Historic Career

Barbara Walters started smashing the TV-news glass ceiling in 1961 when she became the first female correspondent on Today. During the following five decades, the Massachusetts native was also the first woman to cohost a morning news show (Today in 1974), to coanchor a nightly news program (ABC Evening News in 1976), and then, for 25 years, to cohost the ABC newsmagazine 20/20. She became known as the Queen of Scoop as she wrangled major stars and world leaders for her trademark in-depth interviews and produced and hosted annual Oscar specials and The 10 Most Fascinating People. Finally, Walters conquered daytime 17 years ago with The View, the all-female talk show that dares to spotlight politics as well as makeup, cooking and gossip... read more

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